If you’re anything like me, your teens (and tweens) probably have a very different conversation with you than they do with their friends … or someone else they like and trust that is probably younger and ‘so much cooler than Mum’!
Yes, it definitely says a little that all I usually get are a few one line responses but in the midst of the fact that teens today are facing more and more challenges when it comes to their self-esteem & confidence, I just want to know that my children are happy, feeling confident in all aspects of their life and feeling great about their future.
Is this what you’re hoping for your teens too?
To really get a feel for how Australian teens are feeling right now confidence-wise, we launched the TEEN CONFIDENCE SERIES.
Proudly brought to you by MoM and our partners Invisalign® Australia, we got our camera-man James to spend a couple of days with a bunch of friends. Boys and girls – from 13 to 18. They hung out and talked about confidence in particular.
We’re in love with the results (how do teens get so wise)?! We love that on their own, they’re considering ways in which they help themselves feel more confident in all sorts of situations. We’d love you to watch these videos through but also share them with your teens. Because we believe that if our teens feel confident within themselves, their future is all the brighter!
In the PHYSICAL CONFIDENCE video Emma and Kai talk about strategies they use to feel confident when trying new physical activities:
In the CONFIDENCE FOR THE FUTURE video, Toby and Bailey (both about to finish Year 12) talk about how they’re planning now in order to feel confident about where they’re headed:
Sacha and Claire share some honest opinions in the SOCIAL CONFIDENCE video on how they used to feel in social situations and their tips for feeling confident when it comes to meeting new people or in larger group situations.
In the ACADEMIC CONFIDENCE video Mary and Claire talk about what they’re doing now to feel confident when it comes to school work and study at home.
A huge thanks to all the teens who volunteered to help us put the TEEN CONFIDENCE series together; it was a big chunk of time on their school holidays and filming the series pushed them to really think and talk about how they’re navigating their teen years and staying positive and confident.
A huge thanks too to our partners, Invisalign Australia, in helping produce the Teen Confidence Series, which highlights how confidence in your teen and a great smile can help move them to be brave enough to navigate their way through different situations they encounter in life.
Take the Invisalign Free Assessment ta great tool to help you and your teen learn about how Invisalign clear aligners are a subtle and clear alternative to braces.
Further information is available here.
How are your teens feeling in terms of their confidence? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below.