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What Role Does Self Esteem Play In Affecting Teens Emotions
Yes!: 5 crucial emotional competencies basic to social & emotional learning: 1. Self/other awareness 2. Mood management 3. Self motivation 4. Empathy 5. Management of relationships. I think mastery of these five competencies results in enhanced emotional intelligence. Social emotional learning is to me essential for children in academic and life success. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A lot: Obesity in children or adolescents or adults is due to imbalance of intake and expenditure of calories. A simple view is that obesity is the result of taking in more calories than are expended. Caloric restriction and increase in physical activity are both important in controlling obesity. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Several roles: Social workers can play many roles in the lives of children with mental health problems. Two of the more common is helping to gain access to helpful services and providing direct counseling services. This can be done through both private and public agencies, within and outside of a hospital or clinic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Teen Low Esteem: Teens generally wrestle with esteem issues but if it lingers it can damage their sense of self in significant ways. Teens need support and especially need to be listened to with empathy and understanding. If your esteem continues to be low ask your doctor for a referral to a mental health professional who can help understand how you defeat yourself and how to think better of yourself. Best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: In fact, childhood experiences are one of the strongest influences on personality development. Temperment has some genetic contribution, but how we learn to meet our emotional need in childhood shape personality quite a bit. ...Read more
A major role.: Anxiety involves numerous hormones that stimulate the autonomic nervous system, increase blood volume and blood pressure, stimulate the adrenal glands, affect metabolism of sugar, fat and protein, affect the immune system, etc. In other words, anxiety and stress affect virtually every part of your physiology through hormones and the nervous system. ...Read more
A strong role: Alcoholism runs in families- if you have a first-degree relative who is an alcohol dependent, you have 3 to 4 times increased risk of becoming alcohol dependent. Genetics are figured to account for roughly 50% of your risk of developing alcohol dependence. Similar relationships exist for other substances; initiation is situational, but whether that becomes an addiction depends on one's genetics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Voices Within Us: It's painful not 2feel good about urself. I wonder what kind of "mirroring" u got when u were young -what u heard about urself from adults around u, esp ur caregivers, while growing up. If their voices were critical & harsh, vs nurturing & encouraging. I wonder if u felt criticized 4ur appearance or u heard adults being critical of own/others' looks. We tend 2absorb msgs we hear repeatedly as kids. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Depression involves a preoccupation with negative thoughts about oneself and their surroundings, feelings of inadequacy, indecisiveness, decreased motivation and interest in normal activities, and lack of energy. All of these could effect the ability to focus in school. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different: It's different for each person. We know both are implicated. Nurture is likely to play a strong role if their is a familial pattern, i.e. If many in the family have the disorder. ...Read more
Motivation: It depends on what the person is motivated to do, and the context under which the behavior occurs. For example, the motivation to jump up and down and yell during a noisy basketball game could be considered normal. However, if this behavior takes place in a library, quite likely it would be considered abnormal and not emotionally healthy. ...Read more
Be good, and learn!: There are many ways to have healthy self-esteem. Most agree that there are two broad components to self-esteem: (1) the view that I am a worthwhile or good person; and (2) the view that I have some competence (i know things or know how to do things). If people continue to strive to be virtuous or good and to learn and develop skills they will tend to have a positive self-concept. Striving is key. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the consequences (emotions, relationship, etc.) on an adult person of emotionally distant parents during childhood?
Distant parents: This is difficult in 400 words. Your first learning was from your parents. You pattern you life on your past learning. You are an adult now and the consequences are choices. You can chose your behaviors and those choices will determine your feelings and how you treat others and feel about it. That determines how you feel about your self and your parents. You do have control. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most important!: Even with adequate calcium, vitamin d, protein, and caloric intake, a person put to bed, or studies from astronauts in a weightless environment defintively show that stressing bone is essential to prevent calcium loss vand decreased bone density. Weight bearing exercise is best, but exercise, per se, will improve bone health. Many sporting activities fill the bill! ...Read more
The past few months, anhedonia and internal thoughts affecting schoolwork performance, but not diagnosed with mental disorder. Let teachers know?
If you feel it's OK: Beyond the label of mental disorder, anhedonia and internal thoughts affecting your school performance, depressive disorders are very common and affect mood and performance. Addressing this issue might bring about means to solve the problem. Teachers and counselors can be a very good start, after your parents, friends or your doctor. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Many: poor diet lack of sleep risky behaviors such as smoking,drinking, and drug use, sex poor judgment in friends All of these accompanied by their desire to GROW UP too soon and not seek counsel or advice we hope as parents that we've imparted values and good judgment, but media exposure and peer pressure often play much more of a role than we would like keep communication open and be there for the ...Read more
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