How to Encourage Self-Esteem in Your Child

Self-esteem effects so much more than just a child’s personality. Self-esteem is one of those cyclical things. With great self-esteem tends to come confidence in their school work. With confidence in their work comes good grades. With good grades comes… high self-esteem! It is a magical thing. It can be a painful thing to watch [...]

Enhancing your child’s body image

Body image problems are common in today's society, especially among youth. As a parent, you need to look out for cues to see if your child is struggling with this. Some typical areas of concern may be that your child is comparing themselves to other children such as their peers or actors on TV. They [...]

Children’s self-esteem already established by age five

By age 5 children have a sense of self-esteem comparable in strength to that of adults, according to a new study by University of Washington researchers.   Because self-esteem tends to remain relatively stable across one's lifespan, the study suggests that this important personality trait is already in place before children begin kindergarten.   "Our [...]

How to Build Up a Child’s Self-Esteem

"Wow! Great job!" I told my 3 year old son the first time he drew a stick person. He was very excited to show me his drawing and I was genuinely proud of him. I immediately took a picture because I wanted to capture his precious drawing and have it forever. I could tell how [...]

Talking to teens about body image

It is definitely a tough situation for a parent to see their child struggling with body image issues. It's even harder talking to teens about body image problems. First you may want to figure out where these issues are stemming from. Is your child simply comparing themselves to their peers and images on TV and [...]

Authoritarian parenting may lower your child’s self-esteem

Ever wonder if your parenting style is affecting your child’s self-esteem? Members of the Yellowbrick.me community have expressed interest in learning the science behind self-esteem. And so we interviewed an expert in this area – Jenny Kurman, PhD – who was happy to teach us a little about “explicit” and “implicit” self-esteem. But what exactly [...]

Learning disabilities: Every child learns in their own way

Parents of children with learning disabilities might have a little more stress than those without. But no matter what the learning disability may be, children will learn at a pace that suits them. When it comes to the child however it can be more stress and frustration on them then it is on the parents [...]