MARLO THOMAS
11/25/2013 10:42 am ET

Why Self Esteem Is So Important For Girls, From Erin Brockovich (VIDEO)

Consumer advocate Erin Brockovich joined me on Mondays with Marlo to talk about the challenges that girls face growing up, especially when it comes to self-esteem.

According to Erin, the biggest problem for all young girls occurs when their sense of self-esteem slides through the crack. If a child with a learning disability, for example, is categorized or put into a box, their sense of self-esteem could be damaged.

Erin believes that it is the job of parents and teachers to help build up kid's self-esteem and sense of self-confidence. "We get this idea that somebody is a leader, but every one of us is a leader!" said Erin.

Her final piece of advice to be a strong leader is to help lift up a child who you think has fallen through the cracks or lost their sense of self-esteem instead of being a bystander.

See below for more of Erin's accomplishments:

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