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#confidence, #puberty, #selfesteem

Did you know that more than 70% of girls are unhappy about their appearance and how they fit in with friends? And whilst they are quick to see the beauty in others, they rarely recognise it in themselves!


The truth is everyone is beautiful and unique in their own way. It's normal to compare yourself to others. But it's not a fair comparison when you're comparing how you feel on the inside with the way others look on the outside.


If you can relate to
feeling like this,
then fear not.

#confidence, #puberty

Here's some tips to help you feel more positive and confident in the future:

  • Make the most of what nature gave you – whether you've got silky soft hair, lovely dark eyes, or the best looking nails, there'll be something about you that you like. So make the most of your favourite features.
  • Love yourself – you don't have to go round shouting about it, but it's important that you love who you are. When you help out at home or are supportive and kind to your friends, be pleased with yourself.
  • Be proud – if you do well in your homework or feel you handled an awkward situation the right way, then well done! When you do something well, keep doing it. Yay!
  • Learn to take criticism –The truth is whatever you do or don't do, not everyone will approve of it and that’s life. Behave in a way you approve of and accept people see things differently.
  • Find your own style – Rather than strictly following fashion, spend some time thinking about what really appeals to you rather than what others may think.
  • Thinking positively - It’s up to you to decide what’s important and how you handle everyday situations. If you get into the habit of thinking negatively, you may find this becomes second nature and you may end up being negative about everything.


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    Lol the only thing I like about my appearance is my naturally straight teeth. The rest of my face is literally pimples. But it doesnt matter, instead of worrying about the outside bit of you, try to think about how you are on the inside :)


    Wow this helped me I feel alot better now tnx

    Luna x

    I have been homeschooled all my life and now im awkward like sometimes when i go hyper i am normal but usually im really awkward like i just dont know what to say and im not autistic or anything but i have 2 friends, one of them is autistic and she talks to anyone and my other friend tries too hard to fit in and she is rude and she gives me looks all the time but sometimes shes alright also im still home schooled but i go to places like clubs and stuff but i just wanna say there is no need to be shy okay? im not shy im just awkward


    Thanks! This Helped A Lot!


    I am confident but not socially. I feel like there is so much pressure to be cool and rich but why? You look in a magazine and thing I am nothing if I don't look like that. There is also a smart girl in my class with top grades who says I am an idiot for being the step behind and even though on the outside I handle it on the inside I don't.

    The girl in blue

    Thank you Vicki you are amazing!


    I'm literally so awkward with everyone that isn't my family or friends, it bugs me so much, like I can't function like a normal human!😂 There's this boy I like and literally every time I'm around him or any other boy I go bright red!! Hellpppp meee😂


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