when girls lose confidence

In their tween and teenage years, girls become dramatically less self-assured—a feeling that often lasts through adulthood.

On the upside, girls who play sports are more successful in later life. …

The habit of what psychologists call rumination—essentially, dwelling extensively on negative feelings—is more prevalent in women than in men, and often starts at puberty. …

Our poll shows that from ages 8 to 14 boys are more likely than girls to describe themselves as confident, strong, adventurous, and fearless. …

Social media doesn’t help either, and its ill effects might hit girls harder than boys. …

There’s evidence that tweaking the status quo, and acclimating girls at this critical age to more risk taking and failure, makes a difference. Some of the most compelling data links participation in sports to professional success. …

It’s not only through athletics that young girls can gain confidence; sport is simply an organized and easily available opportunity to experience loss, failure, and resilience. But the same skills can be acquired by participating on a debate team, learning to cook, or speaking up on behalf of a cause like animal welfare

How Puberty Kills Girls’ Confidence

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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