How Do You Build Self Esteem In Girls?
A girl’s self-esteem usually peaks when she is about nine years old, then proceeds to decline as she enters her teen years, according to Anita Gurian, PhD, at the New York University School of Medicine. The media may give her unrealistic expectations about body image, sexual behavior, and interests, lowering self-esteem in a girl who does not look like the actors on television or who cares more about mathematics than cooking. Building her self-esteem from a young age can help her maintain confidence in all life’s endeavors. Encourage the girls in your life to pursue their interests. Don’t push them in the direction you prefer or in the direction that is most feminine. Allow them to make their own choices about what they want to do and learn. Allow your girls to try things, even if they fail. Letting them do things themselves encourages future independence. Gurian emphasizes that fathers especially should allow their daughters to try things on their own, so they do not always rely on me