Self-Worth Comes Vertically, not Horizontally

  There is a period in most people’s lives where we are surrounded by peers of the same age range. We get judged by those peers and we judge ourselves… View Post

Praise Effort, Not Results

This post contains affiliate links.  One of my favorite chapters in the book NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children, by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman, is called “The Inverse Power of Praise.” The… View Post

Body Image

Oh body image! Isn’t this just such a hard thing? I really feel very strongly about trying to help children have a fighting chance at positive body image. I grew… View Post


    I often hear from other women about compliments and how they have a hard time giving them. Not because they don’t want to or because they don’t think… View Post

“I Do It Myself!”

image source   “I do it myself!” Recognize that phrase? You must have or previously had a two year old living in your home.   When Brayden hit this phase,… View Post

Building Self-Concept

Love and Logic Magic has some great ideas for building positive self-concept in your child. Some people really recoil at the idea of “self-concept” or previously used “self-esteem.” This isn’t… View Post

Why It is So Important for Parents to Keep Promises

The last post I wrote from the book Parenting the Strong-Willed Child was on Building Positive Self- Esteem. I left one important thing out of that post, and that is because… View Post