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As kids grow older and learn more about the world they get more self-aware as well. It’s important to get on terms with self-awareness in a younger age to know about one self and to understand and develop. It can help in making decisions in various situations and it also leads to other discoveries. Here are a few ways that can help teens in the process of self-awareness.

Mentorship

The most important thing is teens having a mentor. Someone to look up to for advice or just sharing their experience or some guidance. A mentor will help a kid navigate through life and anything they feel like they can’t handle. Having a mentor personality is important to have for every teen, someone they can rely on you and with someone they can freely share.

Sharing experiences

We all learn about life through mistakes and various experiences. Sharing experiences and retelling what shaped you will help the other person make a perspective of life. Self-awareness is rooted inside a person and it comes out with every experience we have. So share yours with your teen bad and good and tell them your actions and how it affected you so they can learn it in all dimensions.

Journaling

Talking to your self is also very essential in the process of self-awareness. What better way to do that then journaling? Encourage the teen to write down their thoughts and feelings in a journal as it will help them process them even better. If they can’t figure out what to write they can start about jotting down day to day activities. That can lead to opening up more and it will bring out feelings they were too afraid to deal with.

Positive thinking

It’s common to have more negative thoughts in the teen years. You can talk to your kid and discourage the negative thoughts and help them understand what they’re going through in a new light. Distract them with other activities and talk to them when they have a clear mind so they can better comprehend the differences and can form new thoughts.

Balanced Perspective

Just because the teen is having negative thoughts and emotions doesn’t mean you have to dismiss them all. Tell them it’s okay to have such thoughts and that it’s a natural reaction. It’s okay if they feel down someday. Spend time with them and do what they want to do to spend their day. It doesn’t have to be a learning process; they’re allowed to sulk around. And probably the next day they will have the ability to understand what they were going through much better.

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