NEGATIVE BELIEFS

 

/neg.a.tive/ /be.liefs/

n.noun

A negative belief is a thought, or system of thoughts, that negatively affects an individual’s life. Simply put, negative beliefs are those limiting beliefs about oneself or any aspect of a life, that prevents them from achieving success.

Negative beliefs are prevalent among struggling teenage teens of all genders. Troubled teens create their own reality. Their negative thought process allows them to consciously view the world through a filter of unrealistic negativity. Troubled adolescents view all authority as their enemy, consequently alienating them from functioning society. In their mind, a struggling teen is the only one who possesses the answers, and everyone else is wrong. It is this problematic and faulty line of thinking that, in turn, enables struggling teens to consistently choose to make poor choices, in spite of the overwhelming harmful ramifications that ensue.

For parents of struggling teens who have developed a negative mindset, there are treatment options to consider. Residential treatment can assist struggling teens in developing a positive mindset.