The Importance of Teen Self-Confidence

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Do you struggle with self-confidence? If you do, you don’t have to worry. Many people struggle with it. Just because you have low confidence, doesn’t mean you have none at all. Everyone on the inside has confidence. Many students we interviewed have at least some self-esteem. There are a few students that shared their experience and feelings with self-confidence.


Jonathan Mendez, an 8th grader, said that he does have self-confidence. He is also very comfortable in his body. If one of his friends lacked self-confidence, he would cheer them up and help them. Also, Shayley Zaccone, an 8th grader, said she has self-confidence and is very comfortable in her body. She has always had confidence and she believes the older she gets the more her confidence will grow. If one of her friends lacked self-esteem, she would boost them up and help them gain it.


Jacqueline Speth, an 8th grader, said she believes self-confidence is important because it makes life better and happier. If her friend lacked self-esteem, she would talk to them and make them feel better about themselves. She believes that in high school, everyone’s self-confidence will rise. Nico Franco, an 8th grader, said he has self-confidence. He thinks that maybe his confidence will rise as he gets older. He also said, that if one of his friends lacked self-confidence, he would help them out.


Self-esteem is a very important thing to have especially in teenage years. You shouldn’t let anyone bring you down because their opinion doesn’t matter. Surround yourself with people that bring you up rather than tear you down. All these 8th graders have different experiences and opinions on self-confidence. It’s your worth and how you feel about yourself. You should love yourself and always be you.