[will enhance SELF-PRIDE]
Ask your teen – periodically, as often as you’d like:
“WHAT DID YOU DO TODAY THAT YOU’RE PROUD OF?”
[grammatically, it’s properly phrased “of which you’re proud” – but that sounds pompous]
Of course, the first time, you’re almost guaranteed that you’ll get a wise guy answer, an attempt at humor or derisiveness.
STAY AT IT, without emotion.
By the second or 3rd or 4th attempt, s/he will begin to reply with some degree of seriousness.
Soon, they will begin to reply seriously, with probable PRIDE in their answer.
BTW – pride is a powerful, powerful thing. Don’t discount it, even if you get wise guy answers.
AS ALWAYS, be prepared with a sincere, sometimes/ almost complimentary follow-up. I have no research – but I’m betting you will see strengthened self-esteem and even motivation!