Self-Esteem Weekend!

Hey there,
If you're like me, you don't totally get what self-esteem actually is. I mean, is it how you feel about how you look? Or is it how smart you think you are? Is it how confident you are that you can get what you want? Or maybe it's the courage to try new things?

One thing for sure: Self-esteem is a big idea. And like all big ideas, self-esteem is a major project for each of us. It's not something you can change in a day, but it is something you can work on every day.

This weekend is Self-Esteem Weekend, an event designed to bring moms and girls together to talk about how girls feel about their bodies and themselves. Invite your mom to participate. It's easy - you and your mom just need to spend an hour together. Maybe one thing you can talk about is what "self-esteem" means to you.

I like this explanation of self-esteem from KidsHealth.org:
Having good self-esteem is also the ticket to making good choices about your mind and body. If you think you're important, you'll be less likely to follow the crowd if your friends are doing something dumb or dangerous. If you have good self-esteem, you know that you're smart enough to make your own decisions. You value your safety, your feelings, your health — your whole self! Good self-esteem helps you know that every part of you is worth caring for and protecting.

Now it's your turn: What does self-esteem mean to you? Tell us!

Think pink!
Jemma

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

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October 20, 2010 at 7:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For me, self esteem means being proud of who you are. But somethimes it can be hard for me because im kind of quiet and one of my bffs puts on this act at school and acts all funny and stupid like she will raise her hand in class and the teacher will call on her and she will be like "what me?!" its really annoying but i still hang out with her and i think it makes me look kind of boring but i still think im a lot of fun to be around and thats what my other friends say about me so i just stick with that! remember to be confident and not put on an act, your true friends will like you for who you are! i always think of this: there is only ever going to be one you in this world, so why waste time being someone else? be yourself and be unique for who you are!
Smile On!-G

October 20, 2010 at 11:27 PM  
Anonymous Rachel said...

I, Rachel, think that self esteem flows through your talents, your personality, and your best friends. These things are part of you and make you original. Enjoy being you. So what if your not part of the "cool group" (See my comment on "cool group"s)?! You are you and you are beautiful. That is my motto

October 22, 2010 at 12:25 PM  
Anonymous Josie said...

It means you should be proud of who you are!

October 23, 2010 at 2:57 PM  
Anonymous Grace 12 said...

I think that self esteem is looking at everything that you have and can do and feeling proud of it. I'm never jealous of girls who say they get whatever they want because they usually don't get enough attention (sorry girls on here who do, I'm just making a general statement based on my experiences...). Self esteem to me is also having the courage and self confidence to stand up for yourself and your friends, even people you don't like. If something is happening that is wrong, even if it's to someone you don't like, you can tell the bully to stop. It's also having confidence in everything you can do and you have and not letting any bragging affect you.

October 26, 2010 at 5:44 PM  
Anonymous Tayrox1123 said...

I think self-esteem is how you and you alone feel about yourself as a person

October 28, 2010 at 9:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think self-esteem is standing up for what you think is right.

November 25, 2010 at 3:14 PM  

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