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It’s fun to be a kid… right? Maybe wrong… Statistics are showing more and more kids are becoming troubled teens with low self-esteem. Kidzworld wants to let you know what you can do about it before you do something you might regret.


What is self-esteem?

Self-esteem is simply how you feel about yourself. More and more kids are being discovered to hate themselves. Why? Here are a few examples why kids might have low self-esteem:


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  • Pressure to get good grades
  • Bullying and teasing
  • Popularity competition
  • Body Appearance does not resemble people in magazines and on TV
  • Parents are not supportive
  • Addicted to video games, smoking, eating junk food

Boosting Self-esteem

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Your self-esteem goes up and down with everything that you do. One day you might not feel like getting out of bed, but the next day you might jump up ready to take on the whole world. Here are the big secrets to boosting your self-esteem:


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  • Look people in the eyes (there's a good chance for a sincere smile when you do this)
  • Listen to your heart. For example… Stand up to a bully if they are teasing someone. You’ll feel good about yourself no matter what happens
  • Find a role model and try to learn about them (ex. Oprah – what was she like when she was a child?)
  • Live a healthy lifestyle (exercise, eat well, be active... give your body a chance to be happy)
  • Find something you love to do and practice it everyday (science, artwork, sports, fashion etc)
  • Honesty (not just what you say... what you do and how you act too!)

Losing the Fear

A famous comedian named Dave Chappelle told a story about the night when he was telling jokes at the Apollo theatre in New York, and everyone in the theater started booing him. He said that it was that night that made him become so successful… “because it was not as bad as I thought it would be.”


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We can learn from Dave that as long as we try no matter how scary the situation, it’s not the end of the world if you fail. When you realize that secret… you will gain confidence, and confidence can make dreams come true... (performing, travelling, getting a great job, giving love, facing challenges).


Bad Decisions

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Kids often try to boost their self-esteem with bad decisions that only make things worse. Most kids try hard to get friends by doing foolish things that might seem harmless at the time, but they regret later. If you’ve done things that you’ve regret, don’t let your self-esteem bring you down even further. It’s never too late to change directions.


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Do You Have High Self-Esteem?

  • Yeah, I'm pretty comfortable with myself.
  • For the most part I have fairly high self-esteem.
  • I have some self-esteem issues sometimes.
  • No. I have really low self-esteem.

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AnnaOfExquizurd
" In the vast, deep forest of Hyrule… long have I served as the guardian spirit… I am known as the Deku Tree. The children of the forest, the Kokiri, live here with me. Each Kokiri has his or her own guardian fairy. However, there is one boy who does not have a fairy…. " *** In his tree-trunk home, the boy was tossing and turning on his little cot. The circular room was dark; it was nighttime. And, as it was nighttime again, his young mind was plunged into the same nightmare again.... Hooves, galloping in a rapid staccato, like a myriad of drums being pounded, raced across a dark path lit on either side by fire as tall as the boy. But they only reached the shoulders of the horse as dark as midnight, its master clothed in cloth and armor just as dark. But that wasn't what was scary... it was the aura of evil practically dripping off the man, with his fiery hair and dark, nearly-green skin.... And how real he felt. *** "...Navi... Navi, where art thou? Come hither...." Back in my clearing, a cyan ball of light entered my line of sight, gently bobbing a few feet off of the ground. A pair of barely visible clear wings were the only indicator that she was facing me. Compared to my massive size, she was almost a speck. " Oh, Navi the fairy... listen to my words, the words of the Deku Tree.... Dost thou sense it? The climate of evil descending upon this realm.... Malevolent forces even now are mustering to attack our land of Hyrule.... For so long, the Kokiri Forest, the source of life, has stood a barrier, deterring outsiders and maintaining the order of the world.... But, before this tremendous evil power, my power is as nothing.... It seems the time has come for the boy without a fairy to begin his journey... the youth whose destiny it is to lead Hyrule to the path of justice and truth.... Navi, go now! Find our young friend and guide him to me... I do not Have much time left. Fly, Navi, fly! The fate of the forest--nay, the world--depends upon thee. "
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AnnaOfExquizurd
So, this is a story version of the game  The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time  that I'm writing for (a) fun and (b) one of my friends who is interested in it, but can't play it. Some of the characters' words will be direct quotes, and some won't. I'm going to try and make it as exact to the game as possible. I'll have direct quotes pointed out like this: " Hey, listen! " And more paraphrased things will be formatted regularly. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy the story--coming up in the next post! I DO NOT CLAIM ANY PART OF THIS STORY--CHARACTERS, PLOT, LORE, AND EVERYTHING BESIDES THE FACT I DESCRIBED IT--AS MINE. ALL CHARACTERS, LORE, AND EVERY BIT OF THE PLOT BELONGS TO NINTENDO. I MERELY DESCRIBED IT AND AM DOING THIS FOR A FRIEND.
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Mew2_
Mew2_ posted in Random:
Basically you drink water and can't use the bathroom. there are many rules and different ways to play. But this is what it boils down to. let me know if you ever have played this game before, or anything like it.
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Tennis123
Tennis123 posted in Debating:
i want to try to bring this forum back to life. but i would like to point out that if you say that because "X" its ok to kill animals, then if that same thing was present in a human, it would be morally justified to kill them. if choose that we can kill animals because of something but not humans for the exact same reason, then thats a double standard and logically inconsistant.
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MAYUSHIGE AHHHHHHH Thank you @snoopynwoodstock123     I am a grown child
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