Dr. Mark Rothman, Special to National Post |November 19, 2013   npfav_400x400

Eight tips for building self-esteem in children: ‘You’re not as strong as your teammates, but you’re a great artist’

The most important thing to remember about young people’s self-esteem is that healthy self-image is less about self-confidence than it is about accuracy of one’s self-image. As a psychologist who works with children at Toronto’s Medcan clinic, I find that over-confidence can create as many self-esteem problems as under-confidence. So how does a parent provide their children with a healthy sense of strengths and weaknesses? Here are eight simple ideas I’ve used for teaching children to have healthy self-esteem: read more

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