Adolescence is an exciting and challenging time for everyone. You are dealing with shifting responsibilities, trying to figure out your place in the world, and struggling with changing hormones and emotions. In front of all these obstacles, confidence is necessary to progress or prosper. Following are free resources for building confidence in teens that parents, educators, or teens can use to develop a strong and grounded sense of confidence.
Top 7 Resources For Building Confidence In Teens
Khan Academy: Khan Academy is a free non-profit resource consisting of easy-to-understand personalized lessons to help adolescents better understand complex topics, prepare for tests like SATs and IELTS, and provide a free resource on various education issues. It was founded in 2008 by Salman Khan to provide free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere.
Teenager Therapy: Through this podcast, five teenagers talk about the common problems that come with adolescence and discuss how teens are affected by them. As they belong to the same age(and peer) group, this podcast can feel more relatable to teens and help them draw more significant insights to build confidence.
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TED Talks: You can access TED talks through the TED Talks Daily podcast or the YouTube channel. These talks are insightful and focus on sharing life experiences, developing theories, and actual world observations by thought leaders, intellectuals, researchers, academicians, and people from different walks of life. Listening to these talks regularly can transform how they view life and make them more confident in their abilities to achieve positive outcomes.
7 Cups of Tea: 7 Cups is a mental health support group focused on mental health. It consists of different groups, forums, and discussions with free resources for mental health awareness and better mental health. Through the 7 cups community, teens can enrich themselves by learning about the importance of self-care, physical fitness, and mental wellness.
Stressed Teens: Stressed Teens is a resource-based website that follows the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Teens(MBSR-T) program. Through this website, teens, educators, and parents can find free resources to help teens reduce stress and build confidence in the face of challenging situations.
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Calm: Calm is a tool to help you calm down and relax through natural sounds, guided meditation, and other resources. These sounds can be coupled with studying, chores, or other activities teenagers want to enjoy. By helping them maintain composure in tough times and encouraging an improved mood, sleep habits, and meditation, this platform can help teens build greater confidence.
Money Smart For Young People: In contemporary times, issues like inflation and the devaluation of currency are common, and financial literacy is becoming a must. Through the Money Smart For Young People resource, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation aims to educate teenagers about how they can manage their money better. Doing so can lead to greater confidence and more positive outcomes in life.
Teenage is a challenging time, and building confidence in teens is vital. Through these free resources, educators, parents, and teens can help build the confidence to face life’s challenges. Another essential part of growing up and becoming capable of facing challenges is building a sense of self-esteem. Self-esteem includes personal responsibility, assertiveness, living consciously, and other healthy practices. You can check out a review of the book 6 Pillars of Self-Esteem to learn more about the same.
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