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Coping With Bullies

That bullying can take a toll on a kid’s self-esteem, is something I have known for the longest time possible. But, the degree to which the damage can happen is something I witnessed in my recent...

How to praise children

Is there a right or a wrong way of praising kids? Not until long ago, I thought every bit of praise was positive and helpful in increasing children’s self-esteem. I made a serious attempt to...

Building Self-esteem in Kids

As Kareena Kapoor, essaying the role of Geet in Jab We Met says so succinctly, “Main apni favourite hoon.” (I am my favourite person). Now that is what I call high self-esteem without blundering...

SELF ESTEEM – WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT ANYWAY?

This blog post has been contributed by Parenting Matters (http://parentingmatters.in/), a Chennai-based organisation which partners with parents to build skillsfor deeper connection in families. It...

Do our kids have too much self esteem?

I remember being berated by a fellow parent because I had not attended my son’s fifth grade graduation day.  The friend  had taken the day off from a hectic work week, and had gone to school...