– developmental pysch

In the United States, children obtain their source of self-esteem from their peers for the first time during the ‘school years.’ If they are rejected by their peer group, this often has very long lasting effects on a person well into adulthood. Specifically, all children can expect to experience a drop in self-esteem at this age. They then determine their worth by comparing themselves to their peers across four domains: their social circle, academics, athletics, and appearance. How can we help children who are feeling less than average in any one of these areas? What about other cultures what do school-aged children use to measure their worth and sense of self-esteem?