What is happening to our daughters when they hit puberty? In a recent report from the Canadian Women’s Foundation (CWF), self-esteem and mental health in girls almost universally plummets between the ages of nine and 13.
Check out just a few of their recent stats:
• 36 per cent of grade six girls say they are self-confident, but only 14 per cent of grade 10 girls do.
• 25 per cent of both grade six boys and girls reported feeling depressed some time, but by grade 10, girls are three times more likely than boys to be depressed.
• In one study, 50 per cent of girls reported wishing they were someone else.
The big question is why is this happening to our girls? And just as importantly, what can we do about it?
Read my article Low Self Esteem: How To Build Your Daughter’s Confidence to find out.