Teaching girls to “brag”: can it build their self-esteem?

Teaching girls to “brag”: can it build their self-esteem?

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Good self-esteem is a valuable foundation for success in life, and girls have a lot of barriers to it. Although things have certainly changed for the better in the last 50 years, the “Lean In” movement has shined a light on how the language used in relation to girls who demonstrate what might be called “leadership” in boys are often branded as “bossy.” NBC News did an interesting story recently in this vein, focusing on how teaching girls to brag can help with their self-esteem. Please enjoy this video, and if you recognize yourself or someone you love when thinking of girls who have been held back by not being comfortable asserting their own worth,¬†please check out the rest of my site and see if I might be someone you could turn to or recommend.

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