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Kids Self Esteem

Dove Reminds Young Girls They Don't Need To Change A Thing To Feel Beautiful

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 09.29.2015 | Women

If they could, many young girls would alter something about themselves. Dove thinks that's something we ought to change. As part of a campaign aimed a...

How To Boost Your Child's Self-Esteem

Dr. Phil | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 08.12.2015 | Dr. Phil

All parents want their children to be authentically who they are, to realize all of their potential and to rise to the challenge of being the best the...

How To Help Your Kids Stand On Their Own

Dr. Phil Show | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 08.03.2015 | Dr. Phil

While parenting can be one of the most rewarding jobs, it can also be daunting. "There is a natural age-old tension that all parents face between nurt...

Why Everyone In Your Family Needs A Role

Posted 07.13.2015 | Dr. Phil

Of course, you already know that being a parent is an amazing privilege and responsibility. You also know that you have incredible power because you h...

Stop Calling Her Princess!

Dr. G | Posted 06.23.2013 | Parents
Dr. G

I am throwing down a challenge. In the next week, every time you see a child you don't know, find a compliment that has nothing to do with what she's wearing or how he looks. Don't compliment curly hair, or sparkly shoes, or a cool shirt.

Could Your Child Have Too Much Self-Esteem?

David Sack, M.D. | Posted 10.23.2012 | Parents
David Sack, M.D.

As with most parenting challenges, we are called upon to strike an all-too-elusive balance between two extremes: the tough love approach and the phony praise approach. There's more to effective parenting than either extreme offers. Here are a few ways to find the middle ground.

'Am I Ugly' Tween Really A 21-Year-Old Art Student

Posted 03.05.2012 | Teen

One of the 'tween' girls who posted a video of herself on YouTube asking "am I ugly?" has revealed she's actually a 21-year-old art student. Sophi...

Teens Ask The Internet, 'Am I Ugly?'

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 02.22.2012 | Parents

"People say I’m ugly. So … tell me -- am I?" A young girl stares earnestly, and perhaps a bit awkwardly, into the camera asking the world wide...

Are These Onesies Offensive?

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 11.18.2011 | Parents

It happened again. Another store has been selling offensive, gender-specific (and not-that-funny) children's clothing. First JCPenney, then Foreve...

The Problem With 'I'm So Proud Of You' (And What To Say Instead)

Marcy Cole, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcy Cole, Ph.D.

My sister told me something that I vowed to share with as many parents as possible: "When my kids were small, I made a conscious decision to never say, 'I'm proud of you.' Instead, I have always said to them, 'You must be so proud of yourself.'"