Does your daughter see herself for the beautiful, strong, amazing young woman that she is? So often our girls see themselves through the lens of social media and they don’t recognize all of the remarkable attributes that make them special, unique, and magnificent. A wellness coach can help your daughter see herself from a different, more positive perspective and develop the skills needed to bridge the gap between who she is today and who she has the capacity to become.
The number one area most of our teenage girls struggle with is their self-confidence. Although this looks different for every girl, it can manifest as low self-esteem, a negative body image, overuse of social media, isolation, anger, apathy, overeating, and even substance abuse.
Giving your daughter a safe place to talk through her feelings is essential. Through wellness coaching, she will develop positive ways to build emotional strength and resiliency while developing the tools she needs to navigate the challenges she experiences on a daily basis.
Research has shown that the quality of your daughter’s friendships can actually lead to more success later in life. Unfortunately, girls don’t always choose their friends for the right reasons or may not have close friendships at all. Your daughter’s friends may be that of convenience like family friends or kids from your neighborhood, connected to a shared purpose like a sports team, club, or youth group, or simply out of the desire to fit into the “right” crowd.
Although great friendships can develop from these situations, the goal is for your daughter to recognize and create strong friendships based on similarities in thoughts, beliefs, and shared interests. Your daughter’s friends must encourage and support her rather than demean and hurt her. A good wellness coach will help your daughter really look at her friendships and identify why she is hanging out with certain people. She will also help empower your daughter to really assess her friendships and address, or sometimes end, toxic relationships.