Positive self-images help make better, healthier decisions and be more resilient. They also are less likely to develop depression or other mental health conditions, according to studies undertaken by the Mayo Clinic.

Some experts maintain that 85% of the world’s population suffers from self-esteem issues.

Kids who struggle with self-esteem often become easily frustrated by challenges, can be very critical of themselves and are often pessimistic. Low self-esteem has been linked to violent behavior, school dropout rates, pregnancy and suicide.