Since body image is affected by engaging in sexual behavior, choosing to have sex can affect self-esteem as well.
Self-esteem can also be diminished by bullying, low academic achievement, addiction, and serious illness.
Entering puberty, during which the body changes considerably, is a time during which teens bodies and therefore their body images, need to undergo adjustment to stay related.
Being overweight or obese can diminish self-esteem.
Teen self-esteem can be affected by a number of factors, and low self-esteem in teens can make them susceptible to various problems.
New challenge also contribute to building self-confidence and give teens opportunities to demonstrate their strengths.
In fact, some research supports the claim that the folks who try to teach self-esteem directly have it the wrong way around – that boosting academic success increases self-esteem, rather than increased self-esteem enhancing academic performance.
But what if your son’s talent is playing bass guitar in his heavymetal quartet “Marshmallow Bulldozer,” which rattles the walls of your basement every Saturday?
Support his hobby, provided that the band, or any other pastime, doesn’t interfere with more pressing responsibilities such as schoolwork. Robert Blum of University Hospitals in Minneapolis.