Self Esteem and Body Issues

Mommy does this make me look fat?

By Jan Fulcher, My Life Compass Home Expert

Parenting language that promotes healthy body images. » Read more

How to Raise a Self-Confident Child

By Christine Louise Hohlbaum

We all want responsible, caring, healthy, happy children. Add any number of positive adjectives to the list, and we want it for our kids. The job of raising highly conscious children is not always an easy one. Here are some ways in which your family can progress in the area of consciousness-raising. Responsibility » Read more

Crybaby: Is Your Child Too Sensitive?

By Nancy Da Silva

Teasing is usually a normal part of childhood. Some of it can be good natured ribbing between friends and some of it can also be down right cruel. We all remember those nasty days of bullies in the schoolyard, of people who seem to get their jollies by putting us down and if they brought us to tears? Mission accomplished. » Read more

"Mom, Am I Fat?"

By Abigail H. Natenshon MA, LCSW, www.empoweredparents.com

Conversations That Could Save Your Child's Life » Read more

Parental Influence Takes Precedence Over Barbie and the Media

By Abigail Natenshon, MA LCSW, GCFP

Walk down the corridor of any junior high or high school today, and you are bound to see clusters of stick-thin youngsters “sprayed” into skin-tight clothing, some showing the skin of a pancake-flat belly; their shoes elevate them high off the ground in an effort to accentuate the very long, very lean look. » Read more

Improving Your Child's Body Image

Just sit and watch the television for a little while and it would appear that everyone has a flawless complexion and a perfect body. Our children are seeing images of men and women that spend countless hours working out and spend who knows how much on plastic surgery to look as good as they do. » Read more

Building Your Child's Self Esteem

When a baby finds that her signals are validated and responded to appropriately—that troubles are soothed and pleasure enhanced—she begins to sense that her feelings, expressions, of her very being, are of value and important. A baby learns that she counts for something. » Read more