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Parenting a Child Who Has Low Self-Esteem

When parenting a child who has low self-esteem it can be hard to know what to say or do. Psychotherapist Emily Roberts has 4 tips for parents that work.

Parenting a Child Who Has Low Self-Esteem

Parenting a child who has low self-esteem is tough. Many parents I talk to blame themselves, their child’s peers and in many cases even the child (Empowering Kids to Deal With Bullies and Low Self-Esteem). The problem is that helping a teen or child who has low self-esteem is a puzzle, but there are some important pieces that can make a big change in their lives.

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Help Your Child Develop Strong Self-Esteem

Parents have a huge role in the development of self-esteem. You can help your child feel confident and develop strong self-esteem with these simple tools that make a big impact.

Help Your Child Develop Strong Self-Esteem

As parents, it can be challenging to help your child with their self-confidence and self-esteem. You can’t control the world they live in once they leave your care. School stress, peer problems and working with other adults can impact their self-esteem. There will be many cases in which other people or circumstances will make your child feel bad and bring their confidence down. You can help your child develop strong self-esteem by adjusting your parenting style.

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Feeling Confident When Parenting Teens with Technology

Are you worried about what your teen is doing online? Most parents don’t have a clue. Feel confident parenting your tech savvy teen or tween with these tips.

Feeling Confident When Parenting Teens with Technology

I talk to parents about technology on a daily basis, and it’s a problem. Many parents are years behind the times and tend to give into the technology that their teen or tween is begging for. Technology can be great, but without proper guidance and supervision from parents, it can turn dangerous, even deadly. Don’t be the parent who get’s snowed by their technologically savvy teen, get empowered and feel confident.

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The Facts on Depression in Teen Girls and Self-Esteem

Is your daughter depressed? Learn the facts on the frequency of Depression in teen girls and how self-esteem plays a significant role.

The Facts on Depression in Teen Girls and Self-Esteem

Low self-esteem in teenage girls isn’t just a phase, it can be a sign of depression. You can blame hormones, blame the media, blame whatever you want but don’t ignore the signs and causes of teenage depression. So many professionals and parents still don’t have the mental health awareness to see that teen depression is a big deal, especially in girls. The more people brush it off as “just part of being a teenage girl” or say, “she’s just insecure,” the more dangerous it becomes.

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Help Your Child Feel Confident at the End of the School Year

The end of the school year can be exciting and anxiety producing. Help your child feel confident as the school year comes to a close with these helpful suggestions and confidence boosting tips.

Help Your Child Feel Confident at the End of the School Year

Schools out for summer,” well, almost. I have had the Alice Cooper song stuck in my head as the calls and emails from concerned parents have been flooding in. As the end of the school year comes to a close, children face many emotions that can take a toll on their confidence. Both children and adolescents alike can experience anxiety and a drop in self-confidence around the end of the school year.

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Do Parents Cause Eating Disorders?

Parents and environment impact the development of eating disorders. #EDA2014 become aware of how you can prevent eating disorders in your child.

Do Parents Cause Eating Disorders?

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week has begun, and another brave young woman has stepped into the spotlight to raise awareness and share her personal struggle. Paulina Pinsky, the daughter of Dr. Drew Pinsky has opened up about her seven-year battle with anorexia and bulimia. Her  authentic story is an example of how many factors contribute to an eating disorder. We know self-esteem and environmental factors impact the onset of an eating disorder.

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A Child’s Self-Esteem Starts at Home

Learn how to build healthy self-esteem and unbreakable confidence in your child with simple tips for everyday interactions.

A Child’s Self-Esteem Starts at Home

A child’s self-esteem is being shaped by every interaction he or she has. How children see themselves will influence their education, relationships and overall well-being. Life is often about feeling competent and accepted, their outer world doesn’t always mirror this. The unconditional acceptance at home, from parents, is the catalyst for successful self-esteem in your child.

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What NOT to Say to Kids for Building Self-Esteem

Learn how to talk to your children in a way that builds their self-esteem, tips to improve your communication with kids.

What NOT to Say to Kids for Building Self-Esteem

Many parents make mistakes when attempting to soothe or console their children. Rather than building their self-esteem, they hinder it. The long-term effects include the child either feeling invalidated or the child doesn’t develop the skills needed to handle certain situations as adults.

In the self-esteem video below, you’ll discover what to say when soothing a child and how to say it. It is an easy skill to learn.

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Building Self-Esteem in Children Over Summer Vacation

This post provides parents with easy ways to help improve and build their child’s self-esteem over the summer months. Simple and fun ways are provided by blogger and therapist Emily Roberts.

Building Self-Esteem in Children Over Summer Vacation

The summer is the perfect time for relaxing, recharging from the hectic school year and is an opportunity to help build self-esteem in children. The activities families are already engaging in can be used as tools for building self-esteem in children, thus enhancing their sense of self and identity. Although we strive to help our kids feel their best every day, even during the busy school year, the summer lends itself to calmer schedules and more one-on-one time with your child or teenager. This the perfect set up for helping your child develop confidence and awareness of where they are on the self-esteem scale.

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Tools For Building Self-Esteem in Children

Therapist and Healthy Place Blogger, Emily Roberts, gives parents tools to help their child develop self-esteem from difficult situations.

Tools For Building Self-Esteem in Children

Self-esteem in children is such an important issue. After all, childhood is full of experiences that can help or hinder one’s self-esteem as an adult. It is the foundation for the metaphorical “house” we live in as our adult selves. Too many unresolved cracks can attribute to insecurity as adults.

Many situations with peers, academics, and stress affect a child’s self-esteem and can contribute to how a child see’s him/herself in the future. It is impossible for parents to be there every step of the way, however there is certain language, questions and ways of acting that can help build self-assurance, confidence and a healthy self-esteem in your child. When parents use the right skills, it also enhances the relationship with their child in terms of the child’s trust and communication with the parent throughout adolescence. When parents use tools that the child feels are invalidating, the opposite occurs.

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