Breaking boy & girl stereotypes in the classroom. Everyone contributes to building the self-confidence and self esteem of girls. Media images and messages play a key role but how we speak to them in the classroom also has a big impact. Dr Jennifer Hartstein explains how we have to challenge our own views and overcome conversations around “locker room talk” and then challenge young people to be critical thinkers and actors themselves.
Jennifer L. Hartstein, PsyD, is the owner of Hartstein Psychological Services, a group psychotherapy practice in New York. She specializes in the treatment of high-risk children and adolescents. Dr. Jen is author of several books, is a self-esteem ambassador for Dove’s Real Beauty campaign, and is a psychological contributor for NBC’s Today Show.
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