Maintaining your child’s self esteem is always important, especially if they must wear a scoliosis brace.
Scoliosis Braces Help Posture
Scoliosis braces help to improve posture, and this is one contributing factor towards good self-esteem.
From the site Quick and Dirty Tips, and continuing from our previous list:
Tip #3: Encourage Decision-Making and Opinions
Teenagers have no shortage of opinions. So ask your teen for his ideas and try including them in some of the everyday family decisions. Thinking of turning the garage into a new family room? Ask your son what he thinks about that or does he have any other ideas about how you can gain more living space in your existing home? Teens want to be treated like grown-ups, so give them some opportunities to join you in the adult world when at all possible, and take the time to hear them out when they do have suggestions or concerns that involve the family or your home. You might be surprised at some of their great ideas!
Tip #4: Stay Connected With All Forms of Communication
Teenagers like to be self-sufficient and want us to believe that they have everything under control—but that doesn’t mean that as parents we needn’t keep the lines of communication open and flowing. So when you ask questions, try to formulate them so that they require more than a yes or no answer. For instance, instead of asking how math is going, ask what they are currently studying in geometry.
Texting is a great way to stay connected throughout the day. If your teen has a big game after school, send a quick message “I hope you and the team have a great game today. I look forward to hearing all about it tonight.” I started a communication tool I refer to as “Love Mom” journals for each of my kids when they started middle school. Each of my older children has a notebook that they keep in their bedrooms. This is a “safe place” for them to mention anything that might be on their mind. They have expressed simple things such as what kind of sneakers they would like to get to something more personal such as being embarrassed that they have dandruff. We go back and forth exchanging quick comments in the book and it truly only takes a few minutes each week.
Scoliosis Braces: Wrapping Up
At is important for your child to wear his or her scoliosis brace. Otherwise, they will not correct the problem. So teach them that a scoliosis brace is a temporary thing, and to let them know you’re there for them.
Most of all, encourage positive self-esteem. That way they can wear their scoliosis brace and be confident.
Pivonka Family Chiropractic
1355 S Higley Rd #102
Gilbert, AZ 85296