5 Tips for Boosting Back-to-School Confidence in Teens #ClearlyConfident

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Walgreens. The opinions and text are all mine.



I can't believe that the summer is almost over, it seems like it just started! Pretty soon, teens across the nation (mine included) will be heading back to school. Unfortunately, many of them will struggle with confidence. Maybe they are starting high school, feeling like they are in that awkward phase or are just dealing with issues caused by the teenage years (ie: acne). Whatever challenges they might face this school year, help send your kids back to school with confidence using these 5 simple tips!

Be Present

One of the most important things a parent can do to help encourage confidence in their teens is to be available to them. If a teen feels that even their parents do not have time for them, it can really take a toll on their confidence. Make time to be there for your teenager, to ask them how their day went and to truly listen to them when they answer. By being present and active in your teen's life, you are starting them out with confidence before they even step foot on school grounds.

Don't Add Pressure

Sometimes it is us as parents that can make our teens feel less confident. Don't question their choice of outfits, or be so hard on them about getting straight A's all of the time. Giving children a little room to breathe can help teens feel more confident at school. Instead of entering the school year or day with a feeling of failure or defeat, you can help boost them into starting with confidence instead.

Focus on Their Strengths

Focusing on their strengths is one of the easiest things teens can do to build confidence going into a new school year. Are they good at sports? Have them sign up for team try-outs. Are they musically inclined? Have them join band or choir. By focusing on the things they are good at, they will naturally get a boost of confidence. They will also be surrounded by other students who they will already have something in common with, making it easier for them to make friends and feel more confident in school.

Fake It Until You Make It

Encourage your teen to act confident, even if they don't feel that way. In reality, they can "fake it until they make it." By exuding confidence, they will help draw others to them naturally, and will then in turn start to feel confident both in and out of the classroom.

Give Them Tools to Succeed

It may sound silly, but confidence can be bought at the store in a way. There is no need to run out and buy designer threads, but sometimes a new accessory can go a long way in helping your child feel more confident. Similarly, if they struggle with something like acne, purchasing the right products to help combat that problem can make them feel more confident just knowing they are dealing with the issue.

One of the biggest issues children will face in their teen years is acne. The added stress of starting school and sweating from the summer heat can help exacerbate acne and cause a flair up right before school, exactly when teens don't want it to happen. My oldest has been struggling with acne this summer, so I stopped by Walgreens to pick up some Clearasil® products to help him get clear skin fast!


Clearasil Ultra® Rapid Action products are dermatologist tested and formulated with maximum strength acne medication for fast results. Clearasil has long been a chosen product for fighting teen acne, and that is why we chose to get these products when we went to the store.

  • Clearasil Ultra® Rapid Action Vanishing Treatment Cream – reduces redness and pimple size in as little as 4 hours.
  • Clearasil Ultra® Rapid Action Daily Face Wash – a regular cleansing routine that helps to control breakouts.
  • Clearasil Ultra® Rapid Action Pads – reduces redness and pimple size to work fast on acne with visible results in as few as 4 hours.

Used together, these three products provide your teen with the tools they need to fight acne just in time to go back to school feeling #ClearlyConfident. Josh has always been a super confident kid who never worried about what others thought, but acne has recently taken quite a toll on his confidence which was hard to take as a mom. So, it has been a huge relief to be able to provide him with products that he can use to quickly and effectively put that confident smile back on his face!



Now is the best time to purchase too. Throughout August and September, parents can get an instant value coupon or (IVC) available at Walgreens for $2 off these Clearasil products. Head on over to your local Walgreens and give your teen the Clearasil tools they need to succeed at back-to-school confidence today!

Win It!

Don't miss your chance to score a Walgreens Gift Card, the products featured above, plus other back-to-school essentials! Enter the #ClearlyConfident Sweepstakes July 24 - September 2, 2017 for your chance to win (US only.)

Clearasil® at Walgreens #ClearlyConfident Sweepstakes
Join Us!

Want a chance to win even more prizes and have some fun dishing about back-to-school confidence with other moms? Join us (Yes, I will be there too) for the #ClearlyConfident Twitter Party August 16, 2017 from 8:00pm - 9:00pm. No need to RSVP, just show up with your bad self and you could win a Clearasil at Walgreens Back-To-School themed prize pack. Remember, head over to Twitter on August 16th at 8:00pm to follow along and start tweeting with the #ClearlyConfident hashtag for your chance to win!

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