self esteem

5 Ways to Raise a "Good Enough" Child

By Jan Denise, www.innatelygood.com

How many times have you told your ebullient child he's too loud or too active? How often have you told your contemplative, cautious child not to be a scaredy-cat and so shy? » Read more

Mommy does this make me look fat?

By Jan Fulcher, My Life Compass Home Expert

Parenting language that promotes healthy body images. » Read more

Vulture Culture: How we encourage bullying

By By Susan Lipkins, PhD child psychologist, www. Realpsychology.com

Our vulture culture emphasizes a winner/loser mentality that encourages dominance and aggression. Extreme bullying, often using sexual slurs such as "gay, fag, slut and whore," is becoming a common experience for students of all ages, and in particular, for children aged 11-13. » Read more

Does my teen have an eating disorder?

Eating disorders often develop in adolescence. Many teens are trying to have the perfect body or have an unrealistic perspective of how they look. Eating disorders may start as a diet or often young girls are fascinated with the idea of being anorexic. Anorexia is glamorized in the media. Teen girls may become intrigued by the idea of could they do it. Could they get that thin? » Read more

Are Contact Lenses Better for a Childs’ Self Image?

A new study reveals that children who wore contact lenses over glasses had higher levels of self- perception and social acceptance. Children in the study, done by researchers at Ohio State University’s College of Optometry, were between 8 – 11 years old and were evaluated over a period of three years, according to HealthDay. » Read more

What Does it Take to Raise Happy Children?

By Dr. Jim Taylor

One of the most frequent comments I get from parents is “I just want my kid to be happy.” Though an admirable and common objective, happiness is one of the most neglected family values in twenty-first-century America. Few parents grasp the essential meaning of happiness for their children and fewer still understand how they can help their children to find it. » Read more