Self-Esteem

A confidence and satisfaction in oneself.

SELF-RESPECT

To download the complete Self-Esteem module, click on the button below, where you will be prompted to download the module in PDF form.

Additionally, individual lesson plans of the module are available below.

 Girls Only! Session

Girls Only! Session

 

Lesson: Beauty (Adapted from SDCOE)

Length of lesson: 30-45 Minutes

Unrealistic and unhealthy body expectations, including “ideal” sizes, weights, abilities, and physical attributes, influence girls’ understandings of what is beautiful. Body image, or how one views one’s own body, is an essential element of self-esteem: in general, those who view their bodies positively have higher self-esteem than those who view their bodies negatively.

Lesson: Qualities I Love (Adapted from TKF)

Length of lesson: 30 minutes

Self-esteem is defined as how you see yourself, how much you value yourself, how important you think you are, and how you feel about your accomplishments, based on your own standards. Recognizing and being proud of your strengths is different from bragging or believing you are perfect.

 

Lesson: Compliments for free

Length of lesson: 15 minutes

Think about how good it feels to hear someone say something nice about you, about how you look, about something you did, or something you created. That’s the power of compliments! Young women sometimes have trouble giving compliments to each other for fear that the object of their admiration will find them jealous or insincere.
 

Lesson: “I am…" Poem

Length of lesson: 30 Minutes

Discussion Questions:

  • How do you identify yourself?
  • How does the way you identify yourself affect your life?
  • How do you see yourself?
  • How can you see yourself in a more positive light?

Lesson: Silhouette Reflection

Length of lesson: 20-30 Minutes

Girls ages 8 to 12 are physically and developmentally changing as they mature and go through puberty. As young people begin to form their sense of self and their own opinions during their impressionable pre-teen years, they are bombarded with messages from numerous cultural and social influences, including their parents, family, siblings, friends, peers, teachers, extra-curricular activity leaders, and the media.