Cast your mind back for a moment to when you were growing up. It wasn’t easy, was it? It’s even worse for teenagers today, as they have the extreme pressures of social media to live up to. That is why it is vital as a parent that we help them on their way to being body confident. But how? Read on to find out.
It’s pretty common for a lot of teens to be fitted and wear braces. These are devices that are used to straighten and align the teeth. A crooked smile can affect confidence in a lot of ways. It can make it hard to show your teeth, and so may smile less and give the impression that they are miserable or aloof.
However, it can also be difficult for teens to wear braces. They are uncomfortable at times and can seem worse that their original teeth problem, while they are wearing them. Of course, it is much better in the long run, as they won’t have to go through teeth straighten procedures as an adult.
One solution to help your teenagers wear them with more confidence is to try them with Invisible Braces. These are molded plastic retainers that change every month. They gradually align the teeth without the need for train tracks. This means they are a lot more aesthetically pleasing. In fact, on some people, you can even tell that they are wearing them at all.
As your child grows into a teenager, it can become a time where there is a lot of conflict about what they wear. They want to have full autonomy about the way they represent themselves through their dress. They also want to be the most trendy and fashionable in their group.
This can lead them to them wearing items that you disapprove of, either due to the style or the cost. A teenager’s wardrobe is something that needs some serious communication between parent and child.
It is your job to ensure that they are dress appropriately. You also need to make them understand that they cannot have every mortal thing that there heart desires. It can be a good idea to set a monthly budget for clothes that they can spend on items of their choosing, but you have to be firm and not let them overspend.
The teenage years at the time when we figure out who we are. Therefore you may see that you teen goes through several phases of clothing that reflect the person that they most identify with at the time. As long as they stick to the cost and appropriateness rules, it’s better to let them be in control of this. Otherwise, they will feel stifled and want to rebel even more.
Skin another major body confidence issue during the teenage years. This is because all the hormonal changes that are going on can encourage breakouts.
Teach your teen good hygiene and get them to wash their face, towels, and makeup brushes regularly. If it becomes a real problem take them to the doctors for some formal treatment.