Where schools adopt policies and use programmes designed to build self-esteem in their pupils, far fewer of these problems arise. To prevent patterns of anti-social behaviour becoming entrenched, it is obviously better to do this at an early age, but it is never too late to make a difference.
Ethical behaviour, accountability and self-responsibility are all assets which come with solid self-esteem. If the nation wants a culture that expects reasonable moral standards, the issue of raising self-esteem in our young people should be our highest priority. Constructive self-esteem enhancement programmes are about the assimilation of values relating to integrity, empathy and responsibility.
International Council for Self-Esteem
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