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Real Life Teens: Self-Esteem And Achievement In School

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As part of the process of adolescence, teens naturally have to deal with their feelings of self-worth. As teens develop both physically and emotionally, and as their awareness of self changes, it can be tempting for teens to compare themselves with others as part of the natural desire to feel accepted by their peers. For many teens this gives rise to a struggle with self-doubt, concerns about their appearance, and low self-esteem. Low self-esteem can make teens susceptible to a variety of issues ranging from feelings of inferiority and failure, poor performance in school, withdrawal, and poor lifestyle choices to feelings of grandeur, all of which cause parental issues and concerns. Before teens can begin to improve their self-esteem, they must first believe that they can change it.

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Runtime: 18 minutes 54 seconds

5 teenagers sit on risers in a room with black walls. 1 of them wears a red hoodie and talks, while the others listen. Caption. You think about where your future's gonna land.
Real Life Teens
Episode 1
18 minutes 54 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Closeup red-toned photo of a male teenager with a goatee and multiple ear and eyebrow piercings as he purses his lips. Caption. Unhealthy rebellion is marked by bitterness.
Real Life Teens
Episode 2
17 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Teenage boy in a red sweater with longer dark hair talks next to another teen boy with short dark hair, glasses, and a green polo shirt. They sit in the shade outside in front of a red wooden wall. Caption. I sleep, point to him, and get working.
Real Life Teens
Episode 3
17 minutes 37 seconds
Grade Level: 8 - 12
Closeup of woman with short brown hair, red lipstick, hoop earrings, and a white collared shirt talking in front of several papers hanging from a cork board. Caption. School, or their parents.
Real Life Teens
Episode 4
21 minutes 26 seconds
Grade Level: 8 - 12
Teenage boy in a red sweater with longer dark hairs talks next to another teen boy, with eyes closed, short dark hair, glasses, and a green polo shirt. They sit in the shade outside in front of a red wooden wall. Caption. "I sleep, point to him, and get working."
Real Life Teens
Episode 5
22 minutes 19 seconds
Grade Level: 8 - 12
Abstract background of green lines intersecting in a grid, with some of the lines turning pink in places. Yellow text on screen reads, "Lies and deception." Caption. But first, let's talk about lying and deception.
Real Life Teens
Episode 6
20 minutes 55 seconds
Grade Level: 8 - 12
Closeup of a female teenager with long blonde hair wearing a multicolored sweater and gold hoop earrings. She sits on a step in front of a building and appears to be speaking. Caption. Try to get international friends.
Real Life Teens
Episode 7
19 minutes 32 seconds
Grade Level: 8 - 12
Teenage girl in a black hoodie, black pants, and black shoes sits on a red park bench next to another teenage girl in a black hoodie, camo pants, and black shoes while sitting on a wood park bench. Caption. They can just get whatever they want.
Real Life Teens
Episode 8
20 minutes
Grade Level: 8 - 12
Closeup of a teenage boy with short dark hair in a black shirt sitting in a dark room with slits of light peeking through the vertical blinds. Caption. Or the cop will give you a curfew ticket.
Real Life Teens
Episode 9
18 minutes 17 seconds
Grade Level: 8 - 12
Closeup of a teenage boy with dark hair talking in front of a teenage girl with long light brown hair, lipstick, and silver choker necklace looking toward him. Caption. People say, 'You want to go out?' And they say, 'Okay.'
Real Life Teens
Episode 10
19 minutes 1 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12