Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Hard News: Self-Esteem

I'm all for praise. I like it a lot and could dine on it every night...but if I did, I'd be a bloated fatso.

Approbation is meaningful when earned. I wish it were possible to hand out self-esteem and confidence like gifts stuffed into stockings, but this isn't so.

In my experience, the recipe for plucky self-assurance is found in the adage of falling off the horse and crawling back on.

Let's help kids get the real thing. This article makes a valid point.

A downside to high teen self-esteem? (Chicago Tribune)

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