Best affirmations for teens

Affirmations for teens by Claire Ketchum

Positive affirmations for teens aims to help teens rewiring their brain and help them deal with their daily lives.
Teens are more susceptible to peer pressure and make more shortsighted decisions than adults for several reasons. First of all, their prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain which helps moderate emotional and impulse control, is not fully developed until the early to mid-twenties. In addition, they are more interested in their peers’ opinions than their parents or other adults. They also worry about what other people think of them which decreases their self-esteem. Lastly, their subconscious thoughts control up to 95% of teen’s habits and behaviors. All these reasons make it more challenging for your teen to make decisions. With every decision, they throw them into the Chronic Stress Loop. This is exactly why developing a positive affirmation for teens is a strategy every teen should develop.

 

Positive affirmations for teens aims to help teens rewiring their brain and help them deal with their daily challenges.

 

Positive affirmations for teen help teens rewire their brain. This will help your teen break out of the Chronic Stress Loop. Doing so, they can confidently make smarter decisions, manage expectations better, experience more success and be happy and healthy in school and beyond. Let’s take a look at what the shift might look like.

 

Teens’ prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain which helps
moderate emotional and impulse control is not fully
developed until the early to mid-twenties.

 

Teens have stressful throughout the week. While they get ready for school in the morning they might think, “I wish my hair was straight like hers. My hair is disgusting.” During school, they might think, “I am going to fail that test. I am so bad at math.” When faced with a choice to smoke or drink they might think, “I better say yes. I don’t want to look like a kid. I want people to like me.” These thoughts are not helping your teen make smart decisions.

Best affirmations for teens

What if you could help your teen shift these thoughts with positive affirmations for teens. Let’s imagine your teen thinks “My effort is a greater determinate of my success than my aptitude. I consistently do my best each and every day.” Or, “My goals and aspirations are important to me, and I easily ignore peer pressure and make decisions based on what is best for me.” Moreover, “I am beautiful, and I choose to release the desire to change my physical traits because I am perfect exactly how I am right now.” Do you see how positive affirmations for teens could make a big impact on your teen’s self-confidence and navigate peer pressure better?

 

“My goals and aspirations are important to me,
and I easily ignore peer pressure and make
decisions based on what is best for me.”

 

You might be thinking, “This sounds great, but I am never going to get my teen to say or remember those affirmations.” This is why I recommend the ThinkUp App to all my teen clients. The ThinkUp App allows your teen to search a directory of positive affirmations in categories like self-confidence, gratitude and overcoming anxiety and stress and pick around 15-20 to add to their favorites. Then they record their personal affirmations and choose background music. Since the affirmations are in their own voice, it is a powerful tool to help your teen develop a positive mindset, remain confident and make smart decisions.

 

Claire Ketchum’s experience:

 

Some of my teen clients were resistant at first, but once I helped them set up the ThinkUp App with their favorite affirmations, they all loved it. Now, whenever they need a relaxing break or a confidence boost during the day, they can conveniently pop on headphones and listen to their affirmations. It makes it much more likely that they’ll do it and remain at ease throughout their day.

Because I love the ThinkUp App so much, I partnered with them and created positive affirmations just for teens. Since I have spent over twenty years working and living with teenagers, I know exactly what stresses teens out. I created the Healthy Habits Affirmations for teens to help teens break out of The Chronic Stress Loop, so they can create healthy habits, manage expectations better,  and be happier and healthier in school and beyond. I encourage you to sit down with your teen today and help them choose their positive affirmations for teens. It will help them navigate peer pressure better, make smarter decisions and boost their self-confidence.

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