What is self-esteem?
Self-esteem can be broken down into 2 words: self and esteem. Translation: How do you esteem yourself? Or more simply, how do you judge, regard, feel about, perceive, love or value yourself? This includes personal introspection about your character, qualities, talents, social skills, and body.
Why is self-esteem important?
Self-esteem, whether positive or negative, plays a role in nearly everything that your teen does! It’s a protective factor of mental health, social behavior, and a shield against negative influences.