Low self-esteem in girls (Common Causes & How To Help Them Thrive)

Interestingly, I think there is one thing that has killed more dreams than death itself; that is a person who is concerned with what other’s think. Unknown Girls are conditioned to look outside of themselves to get a sense of themselves, resulting in low self-esteem. The changes and challenges brought on by puberty and adolescence often cause girls to feel more insecure and to wonder if … [Read more...]

“I’m a lone fruit loop in a bowl of cheerios”: The burden of trying to fit in

Kelly, 14, has had her share of girl drama. Her bestie ditched her in 4th grade for a more popular group, and in some ways she has never recovered. Kelly floated between groups over the next several years, but never really trusted anyone enough to let them in close. Her guardedness made sense. But the most damaging result of her friend’s betrayal was what Kelly made of the experience; the … [Read more...]

Best diet for adolescent girls

Seven in ten girls believe they are not good enough or don’t measure up in some way, including their looks, performance in school, and relationships with friends. And a girl’s self-esteem is more strongly related to how she views her own body shape and weight than how much she actually weighs. 42% of first, second, and third grade girls want to lose weight, and close to 50% of nine-eleven year … [Read more...]

Every Girl Is Meant to Shine

The nail that stands up gets hammered down. Unknown The most common reason girls don’t speak their minds, handle conflicts directly, and ask for what they want is their fear of making other people mad and losing friendships. And because of the way society is wired today, there is a lot of validity for these worries. If a girl decides she is going to be honest and speak her mind, especially if … [Read more...]