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Kids Self Esteem

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...

'Am I Pretty?' YouTube Phenomenon Raises Red Flags

AP | By LEANNE ITALIE | Posted 03.03.2012 | Teen

NEW YORK -- The young girl shows off her big, comfy koala hat and forms playful hearts with her fingers as she drops the question on YouTube: "Am I pr...

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.'"