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October 15, 2018

Sources of Self-Esteem in Children, Part 2: Is I.Q. a Predictor of Success?

I have referred to a "system" of evaluating human worth in our culture, beginning with the most important attribute of physical attractiveness. You may ask, what ranks second in ...

October 15, 2018

Sources of Self-Esteem in Children, Part 3: The Role That Parents Play

In a very real sense, we parents are products of the society whose values I have condemned. We have systematically been taught to worship beauty and brains, as everyone else, and so have ...

October 15, 2018

Sources of Self-Esteem in Children, Part 1: Society's Infatuation with Beauty

Why are feelings of inadequacy and inferiority so prevalent among people of all ages at this time?The current epidemic of self-doubt has resulted from a totally unjust and unnecessary ...

June 28, 2017

Why Do I Feel Insignificant?


Growing up, most girls struggle with their looks and feelings of self-worth. Remember the horn that popped up on the absolute tip of your nose—the one you were sure everyone in the whole ...

August 31, 2016

4 Suggestions to Help Your Child Build Self-Confidence

When your daughter goes to school tomorrow, tell her to watch the students who are coming and going. Some will be smiling and laughing and talking and carrying their books and playing ...

November 24, 2014

Modesty and Self-Esteem

You mentioned the relationship between self-esteem and ones physical body. I have never felt beautiful or even attractive to the opposite sex. Does this explain why I am extremely modest, ...