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What Rights do Parents Have Over Children?

The New Curriculum: Reading, Writing, and Self-esteem

The New Curriculum: Reading, Writing, and Self-esteem One of the most dominant articles of faith pervading the modern curriculum is the notion that children can’t achieve and wont succeed unless they have high self-esteem. In parochial and public schools, in reading and writing, in health class and on the sports...

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Want To Build Your Child’s Self-esteem?

Want To Build Your Child’s Self-esteem? Tell them how ordinary they are. A growing body of research suggests that praising kids for their talent and intelligence doesn’t help them achieve success — it sets them up for disappointment. All are self-esteem boosters that parents lavish on their children to make...

Self-esteem

What Is Self-esteem? Self-esteem reflects an individual’s overall subjective emotional evaluation of their own worth. It is the decision made by an individual as an attitude towards the self. Self-esteem encompasses beliefs about oneself, (for example, “I am competent”, “I am worthy”), as well as emotional states, such as triumph, despair, pride, and shame.[1] Smith and Mackie (2007) defined it...

The Problem With Self-Esteem

The Problem With Self-Esteem Self-esteem is a deeply secular concept, and not one with which Christians should be particularly involved. Today, the largest and most familiar part of American Psychology is the popular psychology of self-esteem, now found throughout American society. Self-esteem and the obsession that so many have with...

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The Key to Self-Esteem

The Key to Self-Esteem I’d like to pass on a few additional reflections about self-esteem and the self-esteem movement. You should know that Paul Vitz, professor of psychology at New York University, is our mentor in all of this. Vitz is simply the clearest, most discerning and clarifying voice in...

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Self-Confidence Or Self-Esteem

Self-Confidence Or Self-Esteem What is the believers’ version of the concept of self-confidence or self-esteem? Can we strike a balance between being an ordinary person and cherishing high goals? Self-confidence, or self-esteem, is usually defined as a person’s believing and trusting in himself, relying on his personal abilities and opportunities,...

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