low confidence, insecurities, and anger. And oblivious to all.
by Jordan Smith
My younger brother is 16 and is a very talented person at many things, especially sports. He has always played sports and he likes to.
Since reaching middle school he has kind of changed though which I know is normal but he doesn't have self confidence. He lets what people say get to him and he gets mad at just the most little things. An example is when my parents, actually when almost anyone tries to help him on something, give advice, and just try to tell him anything he gets mad and always talks back. He has excuses and I just really want him to get help. My mom wants him to talk to a counselor but he wont. He is probably embarrassed which I understand but he doesn't think anything is wrong at all.
He is a good kid and I feel bad for him. I want to help him. What are some ways that I can help him try to find self confidence and help him with his anger so he doesn't snap so quickly for no reason. Also what can we do to help him try to listen to what people have to say and try to use it instead of just saying I know and always having something to say back instead of trying to understand. I know he is just an immature teenager and they act weird but I would really like to help him. Thank you.