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Build self-respect, not self-esteem

Build self-respect, not self-esteem

Written by on July 14, 2015 in Learning, Young People with 1 Comment

Were you to ask a random selection of individuals whether young people with high self-esteem perform better academically than young people with low self-esteem, the majority would probably respond in the affirmative. But they’d be wrong. This boils down to a misunderstanding about the benefits of self-esteem which, among other things, has spawned the phenomenon […]

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In their words: Professor Helen McGrath & Can excessive parental praise turn good kids into bullies?

In their words: Professor Helen McGrath & Can excessive parental praise turn good kids into bullies?

Written by on September 10, 2014 in Young People with 0 Comments

When most people picture the typical school bully, they think of a kid who is likely to have been bullied themselves. A child with low self-esteem who is trying to make themselves feel better by picking on others. But, in fact, parents who continually and indiscriminately praise their children could be running the risk of […]

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What doesn’t kill you …

What doesn’t kill you …

Written by on October 14, 2012 in Wellness with 1 Comment

How could anyone possibly think mood disorders have anything to recommend them? Consider some of the symptoms reported by sufferers: feelings of hopelessness and helplessness, difficulty concentrating, sleeplessness and suicidal thoughts. And yet, there are some demonstrated benefits of experiencing these conditions, in particular, depression and bipolar disorder. To discuss some of these is esteemed […]

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