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Category Archives: Self Esteem


#NoGuilt

#NoGuilt

Whether we are speaking with one parent or a room full of them, parenting guilt is on almost everyone's lips. Regardless of the issue, parents seem to feel guilty for doing too much or too little, for buying way too...

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27Sep No Comments
A for Effort

A for Effort

Last week, we got an email question about grades and effort. This is the perfect time of year to talk about the value of effort. We know that not all kids are going to be academically strong. We also know...

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T-I-M-E

T-I-M-E

Kids spell love T-I-M-E. Parents can sometimes feel that they are spending so much time meeting their kids needs and wants: cooking, cleaning, driving, volunteering, school; that there isn't that much more time to give. It seems that there is...

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13Mar No Comments
Is it your job to entertain your child?

Is it your job to entertain your child?

We are constantly hearing about the word 'Busy'. Robert Holden, in his book Success Intelligence, calls 'busy' the new status symbol; wherein appearing busy implies that one has greater status and value. Perhaps this status symbol is trickling down to...

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What are you doing for your children that they can do for  themselves

What are you doing for your children that they can do for themselves

During the month of March, our Thoughtful Thursday questions are focusing on Teaching our children life skills. As quick and easy as it is to do things for our kids, the reality is that we need to teach our kids...

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Mother's Day Resolution: Don't be too nice to your kids

Mother’s Day Resolution: Don’t be too nice to your kids

Mother’s Day brings with it thoughts of flowers and brunch, cards and artwork; wonderful ways to recognize moms and thank them for their efforts year-round. As mothers, we may feel elated at the treatment or wonder just how much will...

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11Jun No Comments
Baby Steps to Self Esteem

Baby Steps to Self Esteem

So where will you start? We know the importance of Self Esteem for our children. In our recent webinar, Polly Young-Eisendrath (author of the Self Esteem Trap) told us that we don’t necessarily need to love ourselves in order to...

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Self Esteem from Seven Different Angles

Self Esteem from Seven Different Angles

In her book, Mother-Daughter Wisdom, Christiane Northrup, M.D., devotes an entire chapter to the Anatomy of Self-esteem. She outlines seven areas of self-esteem. Let’s explore Dr. Northrup’s point of view of Self-esteem. Because this book is written about mothers and...

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Parenting just shouldn't be so complicated!

Parenting just shouldn’t be so complicated!

"So why does this self-esteem stuff even matter?" "Don't I have enough to do already?" It seems like the daily priorities use up a ton of time and energy. Getting kids where they need to be, food in bellies, clean...

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What does Self Esteem look like?

What does Self Esteem look like?

While we can't actually see Self Esteem, it shows itself through the following symptoms: 1. Acceptance - Knowing that your weaknesses exist because you are normal and not because you are a loser. 2. Belonging - Knowing that you are...

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