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Raising teens in this day and age is tough enough. Raising strong, confident teen girls is even more difficult. Here’s some strait talk on how to raise strong, confident teens girls in the digital age.
Straight Talk Raising Confident Teen Girls
So much has changed since I was a teenager. My biggest worry was trying to get out of doing homework so I could spend sometime at the beach before dark. My friends were all right there. In person. Confident teen girls trying to get the attention of the same cute surfer dude I was. Figuring out how to keep our big hair and make-up perfect in the seawater spray was our struggle. It was real ya’ll. Now, in the digital age, it’s all about how many followers you have on Twitter and how many likes your last Instagram picture received. Let’s not forget how many shares you got on your super clever Facebook status and how good you look in the rehearsed selfie you just posted trying to look spontaneous, carefree and fun. My teenage years had none of that.
Confident Teen Girls In The Digital Age
As the mom of a beautiful teen girl, I’ve had to learn on the fly about what it means to be a teen today. They have access to so much more information right at the tip of their fingers with a simple tap on any cell phone. Their friends aren’t only he kids living in the same neighborhood. They are all over the world thanks to the internet and social media. The peer pressure has literally ‘gone viral’ trying to compete with confident teen girls across the globe. Luckily, I do know a thing or two about social media. My job gives me a heads up in understanding that aspect. Being popular in the digital age is a whole new ballgame when you’re competing with virtual friends and strangers alike. And, despite Angeline’s claims and that of everyone under the age of 21 these days “you just don’t understand”, I do. All parents know what it’s like to be a teen -even if it has been a while.
I understand the struggle to not only want to look good to those people in my everyday life but also be noticed and stand out among the mass of faces and personalities online. I understand the challenge of discovering myself and figuring out what my strengths are. Digging deep and finding the self-confidence needed to navigate the path to adulthood is tough. Confident teen girls are more than pretty. They are smart, driven and really know what they want and how to go about getting it. Sadly, in the sea of online faces and personalities it’s easy to loose track of that. 94% of teens think their appearance influences their popularity. And, did you know that 40% of teens today feel their appearance is being judged more closely on social media than in person! Kids tend to focus on the tiniest flaw and obsess. What makes us all different quickly becomes a burden and that small and often endearing imperfection can feel huge. Even something as small as the way their smile reflects back in the mirror can make a big difference in a teen’s confidence. Even as beautiful as my girl is, when she looked in the mirror all she saw was a slightly crooked tooth, a small space between her teeth, and a tooth that needed to be pushed up. As her mom, I wanted to help her with these easy fixes and allow her to become one of those strong confident teen girls I know she is.
Invisalign For Confident Teen Girls
Off to the orthodontist we went. He created an Invisalign treatment plan that would correct all of those issues and truly let her shine as the confident teen girls I know that was hiding behind that cute, crooked little smile. Invisalign can treat an such a wide range of dental problems, including things like underbites, overbites, crooked or crowded teeth, and even gapped teeth. And, since the big, incredible benefit about Invisalign aligners is that they can do all this without metal brackets and wires that stand out, is such a huge help in boosting confidence. Yes! It is absolutely possible to gain confidence and straighten teeth at the same time.
Your orthodontist can go over all your plans and help you help your teen get on the right path. It’s been over a year now since Angeline has been using them and she really has blossomed into the strong, confident teen girls I know her to be despite what she felt were flaws. She is incredibly intelligent, mature beyond her young age of 17 and growing into a beautiful young woman. It fills me with pride to see her sweet side and empathy for others. She has a deep love for animals and hopes to have a career that involves caring for them in some capacity. Now that she loves her smile, she takes pride in herself and can see her own unique qualities and knows that she’s as beautiful inside as she is on the outside.
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