Many teen girls are struggling

Many teen girls are struggling

With 2018 marking the centenary of (some) women winning the right to vote we can celebrate the progress that has been made for girls and women in many spheres of life in the UK. However, an area of increasing concern is the rising level of mental health problems...
How a Growth Mindset encourages resilience

How a Growth Mindset encourages resilience

Many schools have embraced a Growth Mindset approach to teaching and learning over the last few years. At Confident Teens we believe it has a central role in supporting teen girls to build their resilience, confidence and belief in themselves. The central premise of...
Body confidence isn’t about bodies

Body confidence isn’t about bodies

Body confidence is such a difficult area for many teen girls. They consistently face digitally altered images which present impossibly perfect girls and women. And as we know this can impact girls’ self-worth, as they use these fake images as a measuring stick to...
Learning to choose friends wisely

Learning to choose friends wisely

As a teacher you know how distracted or upset girls can be when they are not getting on with their friends. In the “Relationships” module of the Building Resilience programme I teach teen girls to recognise healthy and unhealthy behaviours in a relationship, and...
Encouraging girls to consider STEM through increasing confidence

Encouraging girls to consider STEM through increasing confidence

We often see reported (and see ourselves in schools) the low levels of self-esteem amongst teen girls and then, separately, we learn of how few girls are taking STEM subjects at A-level. (For example in 2016 only 1.9% of girls choose Physics A-level, compared to 6.5%...