Our teenagers are at a stage in their lives where they are constantly struggling to belong. Any form of rejection can become a huge hit to their self-esteem. Too often, acceptance in the “cool” crowd can hang upon their willingness to cross the wrong lines.
Many of us strive to fortify our children’s self-esteem through compliments and affection. However, because of their growing desire to be independent, they may draw away. In our efforts, we can inadvertently bruise our child’s ego or miss opportunities to build their self-confidence.
In this month’s devotional, Joe and Angela Clouse and Wade and Debbie Cook share insights on helping our children to deal with insecurities and anxieties by seeing themselves “In the Eyes of God” and not through the eyes of the world.
- Parent Resources: In the eyes of God: Building self-esteem in your teenager