Today, many young people lack confidence in their abilities. When little is required of them, teens expect little from themselves. This is why parents must show their teens that they are capable of so much more than they often realize.
Teens have the ability to complete all kinds of challenging tasks when they are given the opportunity. Parents need to be willing to help their teens develop the skills, confidence, and discipline necessary for handling the responsibilities of adulthood.
How Completing Challenging Tasks Can Help Teens Feel More Confident
Do you present your teenager with challenging tasks? I don’t mean tasks like vacuuming, setting the table, or folding laundry; I certainly don’t mean completing a complex mission in a video game. The tasks to which I am referring will put your teen in an unfamiliar or difficult situation. These tasks could range from constructing a new fence in the backyard to making a repair on an old vehicle. Many teens today have low opinions of themselves and their abilities.
Parents contribute to the formulation of this mentality when they fail to require their kids to complete tasks that involve problem-solving and hard work. Our history is full of astonishing contributions from incredibly skilled teenagers. But when parents limit their expectations for their kids and find it more convenient to do certain jobs on their own, they are taking away opportunities for their kids to learn, grow, and develop. If parents want to raise healthy, disciplined, content, and self-assured kids, they must expect more from them. Giving teens opportunities to overcome challenges should help prepare them to face the more difficult demands of adulthood.
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