it seems to me that almost every social problem we have in the modern world is reducible to low self-esteem. pre-teen sex and teenage pregnancy its been shown to be significantly higher in people with low self-worth. rapists and paedophiles also show low levels of self confidence. there are plenty more examples what do you think? if this is so important, should parents be screened on their ability to create their childrens self confidence or at least trained in the best way to do so? what does anybody think about the idea of compulsory parenting classes? since it seems that alot of problems start in the home and early childhood experiences have great bearing on later life? just an idea i had?