Justine Teters, Staff

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Do you, or any of your friends, ever feel like you just aren’t good enough? Or always feel as if your opinions have little value? This is usually the result of low self-esteem. Self-esteem is the view one person has on his or herself. And more teenagers have self-esteem issues than one may think.

The Children’s Research Group found that low self-esteem can be related to academic problems and how children participate and behave in school.

“A drop of self-esteem and declining academic achievement often accompany this important life stage,” said The Children’s Research Group.

Results of low self-esteem can make an individual focus on their weaknesses and faults, instead of their merits or strengths.

“When you have low self-esteem, you put little value on your opinions or ideas. You might constantly worry you aren’t good enough,” said Mayo Clinic.

According to, children develop high self-esteem by experiencing repeated successes. Their successes make them feel good about themselves.

Self-esteem affects almost everything in one’s life, and maintaining a healthy view of yourself is not being self absorbed. It is about learning to like and respect yourself; faults and all.


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