Did you know that teenagers need 8 positive to 1 negative interactions in a day?
Adults need a 4 to 1 ratio of positive to negative interactions.
That’s quite a lot isn’t it. Teenagers need positivity to build their self-esteem and sense of self and resilience. I guess this would be the same for younger children as well. We are talking about genuine positive feedback not saying things because we should to make people feel ok. Imagine if teenagers don’t get this positive feedback. They will become pessimistic, lack confidence and have no resilience. To build an accurate self-image then teens need lots of positivity in their lives. It’s a bit daunting isn’t it. But you know maybe just start one day at a time. Consider your own level of positive feedback and decide today to do it more and then more and then more again!