Self Esteem Issues
Many of the problems teenage girls are facing in today’s world stem from self esteem issues. Think about it.
Issues with drugs & alcohol often begin because girls either:
TEEN SEX & TEENAGE PREGNANCY
- “go along” because they feel insecure with themselves and want to “fit in” or be seen as valuable, or
- they’re using the substances to self-medicate in an effort to “fill the void” they feel due to a lack of self esteem or what we at Sisters’ Sanctuary call Self Love.
- Or both. The substance abuse starts with low self esteem and continues because of low self esteem.
are huge issues resulting from a lack of self-esteem among girls. When a girl doesn’t value herself, doesn’t know who she is and where she’s headed—when she doesn’t LOVE herself, she’ll take “love” from any source. Even if it’s not really love at all, but just an act that fills that need to feel loved.
Too often teenage girls are confusing their self worth with their appearance. Using their bodies to attract someone-- anyone --who will fill that need to be loved--she's seeking relationships that are based on physical attraction, rather than real, genuine selfless love. And that is a recipe for TEEN DATING VIOLENCE
The emotional & physical consequences of teen dating violence such as rape, sexually transmitted disease, unwanted pregnancies, etc. lead to even lower self esteem. It's a vicious cycle.
Another aspect of low self-esteem in teenage girls and the need for self-love leads to other life-threatening problems: EATING DISORDERS. Bulimia, Anorexia, Obesity—all of these issues are rooted in a girl’s placing her self esteem in her body image. Media influences are huge contributors to this problem.
ANGER ISSUES AND VIOLENT BEHAVIOR are more often than not the results of low self esteem in teenage girls as well. When a girl has been taught to love and value herself and fulfill her own needs, she is given the tools she needs to take control of her life and her feelings. This sense of control and focus calms her anger and helps her make better behavioral decisions.
SISTERS' SANCTUARY™ CAN HELP!
At Sisters’ Sanctuary™, we understand these issues. We’ve helped thousands of girls learn to love themselves, boosting their self esteem and helping them have a desire to take control of their own lives & destinies
We want to support you, too.
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