I’m working on a psychology multi-part question and need support to help me understand better.
Respond to the following:
I really enjoyed this video. It was very nice to get a glimpse of Niko’s story, and see her own struggles. I’m more inspired by people who have been there, done that and really know what it’s like to struggle with self esteem issues. I felt like the work she did with the girls was very simple, but extremely impactful. Something as simple as a compliment can go such a long way, and I think we should focus on the lighter side of how to build up our self esteem in the beginning. Sometimes you get therapist/coaches who wanna hit trauma from 3rd grade, but starting with “Let’s just learn to take a compliment, and only respond with thank you” is the move. Niko’s strategies would be very helpful with the FSI teenagers, because self esteem issues among that age group is very high. I would have the teens work on complimenting each other, and themselves like Niko had the girls do in the video.
The video was moving. It is relevant and relatable. It’s hard to think that someone couldn’t say two good things about themselves and that is sad because that means they haven’t thought about anything positive about themselves. The video is completely true, teenagers are doing things like having sex and joining gangs to be popular and to feel more important. I don’t want to say I didn’t think that way about myself when I was eleven years old but young girls are not aware that all the negative thinking is going to effect them later on in life. I wish I had someone to tell me as a young girl that being short or having a short haircut was fine.
I think the exercise is helpful especially to young adults and teenagers. Young adults and teenagers don’t hear enough about positive thinking. I think young girls should complement each other more and I like the idea of just simply saying “thank you” for a complement. Writing down ten things you admire about yourself is also helpful. I did that as a reminder to myself that I should be grateful instead of wishing or comparing things I do not have.
The teenagers from the FSI family have each other and hopefully close friends to tell the teenagers that the current situation they are in is okay. Their situation does not define who they are. Its important for teenagers to support each other and consistently provide each other with positivity. For example, both teenagers should give each other compliments and practice daily if possible. They should also write down that admire about themselves and share it with each other.