One of the most important aspect of life, that young people value very much, is self-esteem. This usually manifest in their confidence about themselves, their talents, and their entire character and attitude.
People can tell when a child has high or low self-esteem. Usually, when a child performs better, socializes better and is able to express her emotions and ideas with unwavering confidence, that child possess a self-esteem that enables her to learn, understand and utilize her maximum potential. On the other hand, when a child is aloof, always second guesses her actions and ideas, and keeps quiet even if they have something to say, this child is more likely to have lower self-esteem. Children belonging to the latter group find it more difficult to exercise their emotions and people skills. This could lead a life of missed out opportunities or worse, bullying, when not attended to immediately.
One reason for having low self-esteem is a child’s view on her value as a teenager. The child might seem to think that all the other kids are better, smarter, richer, and more loved than they are. It is firstly the obligation of the parents to ensure that their teenagers do not feel this way. Equal treatment for all children should be done and they should be encouraged daily. Parenting will play a very important role to prevent this from happening. When they are inspired by their parents, they will begin to appreciate their worth as well. Do otherwise, and they will really feel low and end up unresponsive to the environment.
Angela Dennis, in her books, have teenage characters that teenage readers can relate to. She does not create unrealistic characters, when it comes to emotions and how an actual teenager really is. Yes, they have supernatural tendencies, but beyond that, they are normal teenager character that help readers understand how they can achieve more if they believe in themselves and raise their self-worth and value.
Angela also makes communication a significant factor for her characters. She displays how lack of proper communication is usually the root of misunderstanding that leads to fights and ends friendships.
This tells us that communication is a very important part of life. When someone is able to communicate more expressively, chances are, their self-esteem is also in good condition.
Communication nowadays is a very simple task, especially with the power of the Internet to make us all communicate in an instant, no matter where we are and who we want to talk to. In fact, it has become such an everyday part of our lives that not having it for even an hour can cause chaos and a lot of misunderstanding between people.
Teenagers are also very dependent on the internet now. It becomes stepping stone into making long lasting friendships, using features and programs that help them communicate with friends even when they are not together. It helps strengthen the bonds and keep the relationship strong.
If teenagers are in healthy relationship with friends and loved ones, one can be sure that these teens will grow to be responsible and healthy in mind, body, and spirit.