Teen Confidence

"I have a daughter about to graduate from elementary school and a son about to graduate from middle school. If there’s one thing I’m knee-deep in, it’s tween and teen issues. I just want my kids to get through it all relatively unscathed – happy and confident.

This morning over breakfast I asked my daughter some questions about confidence. She’s eleven, and is  a very confident girl. We’ve done everything we reasonably could up until this point to build her confidence up. But we know that our influence on her is decreasing and her friends’ influence is increasing. I wanted to get an idea of whether her friends were building her confidence up, or tearing it down."

By Amy Oztan