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I have a weight problem.

The teenage years are difficult because it is a time of great change. Your mind and body are going through changes. Additionally, there is a need to fit in with your peers. Being overweight can make this time of life even more difficult.

It is important to know that many youths considered overweight are confident and happy, while many young people of normal weight feel insecure. Instead of focusing on your weight, focus on who you are as a person. Your body is part of what makes you human.

I tried to lose weight but always gave up and went back to eating. Why is that?

It is common for teenagers to focus on their weight. Focusing on your weight can lead to feelings of guilt or disappointment. These emotions can cause you to eat more as a way to cope.

Instead of focusing on your weight, pay attention to the emotions that you are experiencing. For example, you may say to yourself, “I am feeling angry.” Understanding what you are feeling prevents your emotions from getting the better of you. Instead of using food to make yourself feel better, do other activity that you enjoy which is good for you physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Family Conflict

Conflict is a normal part of the relationship between teenagers and their parents. For teenagers, it is an age of seeking independence and the desire to experiment with different lifestyles. It can be difficult for parents because they want to keep you safe. Realistically seeing the event from your parent’s perspectives and effectively communicating with them may be helpful.

How can I communicate with my parents more effectively?

Trust is one of the most important and first stages of building healthy relationships. Next time you disagree with your parents, you trust yourself to;

  1. Make a decision: Hold your urge to argue the matter. Stay calm.

  2. Talk and Explain: Ask your parents for their perspective on the matter.

  3. Relate non-judgementally: Try to understand what their concern is from a place of #love. When you understand their concerns, try to negotiate an agreement where you can get what you want while at the same time addressing their concerns.

What causes teens to feel stressed?

You feel stressed because you are under pressure or anticipate a future event that you find threatening. Teens and children can be stressed by school, home situations, or taking on too many responsibilities.

Is stress bad for you?

Stress creates a surge in adrenaline, a hormone that prepares you to take action. Your heart beats faster, and you become more alert. This change in your body is important when dealing with threatening situations.

Everyone feels stressed at times. In the short term, stress is useful in getting you to take action. If you feel stressed most of the time, it is a well-being issue and can be detrimental to your health.

What can I do to reduce stress?

  1. Firstly, it is important to take time to relax mentally. Balance your thoughts.

  2. Take care of your responsibilities; do not put them off.

  3. Also, ask for help when you think you need it.

#Stressfree Back to school this September #2022

#Upgrade your child’s #mind and #emotions in overcoming what #mybrainsaid

#stress #anxiety #insecurity #doubts and successfully enjoy studying and getting good grades.

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