School years are some of the most stressful years in a person’s life. Couple this with the fact that students are still developing emotionally and mentally and you’ve got a recipe for low self-esteem and emotional instability. You can help your freshman child get through these difficult years by providing them with three excellent boosts to their self-esteem.

Cosmetic Dental Work

A healthy and brilliant smile is one of the best ways to help your high school freshman get a boost to their self-esteem just in time for their new school year. It’s understandable that impressionable teenagers whose minds and emotions are still developing would be overly sensitive to any dental imperfections they may have. Dental imperfections can cause even the most mature of adults to suffer from low self-esteem or self-consciousness. If your freshman could benefit from cosmetic dentistry procedures such as teeth whitening or Invisalign braces, consider making an appointment with your family dentist for a consultation.

New Wardrobe

Few things can change the attitude of a self-conscious freshman better than the addition of a new wardrobe. It’s amazing how a few new pieces of clothing can really boost your self-esteem and make you incredibly confident in your abilities and your looks. Purchasing a new wardrobe can be expensive unless you figure out clever ways to shop.

The best way to find great deals on new clothes for your freshman is to look online. Many online clothing stores will run sales around the beginning of the school year. This is the perfect time to capitalize on sales that are happening at your freshman’s favorite clothing store. Additionally, there are many different types of discount fashion retail stores that sell brand new name brand clothing items at discounted prices. From new shoes to new jackets, investing in a new wardrobe for your freshman will give their self-esteem a boost and make sure they’re dressed to impress on their first day.

Cut and Style

If your freshman needs a healthy dose of self-esteem and time is of the essence, take them for a day of pampering at a local salon. A brand new hairstyle can make your freshman feel like a brand new person. Don’t underestimate the influence that a haircut, eyebrow shaping, or a new hair color can have on their self-esteem.

Don’t forget to provide emotional and psychological support for your freshman as their self-esteem wanes during this transitional period. Remind them that they don’t have to be perfect to feel good about themselves or to deserve love.