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How Self-Esteem is Damaged

How Self-Esteem is DamagedSome parents inadvertently diminish their children’s self-esteem by interfering with or belittling their signals for interest and [...]

How to Help Your Child Build Self-Esteem

Focusing Appropriate Attention on the Child Babies thrive when they feel they are of genuine interest to you and are [...]

Building Your Child’s Self-Esteem

When a baby finds that her signals are validated and responded to appropriately — that troubles are soothed and pleasure [...]

The Foundation of Self-Esteem

From the first days of your baby’s life, you can lay the foundation for self-esteem by responding appropriately to your [...]


“It is interest…which is primary…[Interest] supports both what is necessary for life and what is possible…” — S.S. Tomkins, Vol. [...]

Responding to Your Infant’s Signals

We [emphasize] the role of early relationships in affect development and in the acquisition of affect regulating capacities. These are [...]

Suicide Among Children and Adolescents

How often does it occur? Actually, it is very rare. Suicide rates tend to increase with age, so suicide among [...]

The Key to Your Relationship With Your Teenager

Teenagers cause parents such angst! So let's address three questions: What are some of the issues with which parents and [...]

Two Great Sources for Ideas About Infant & Child Development & Parenting

Understanding infant and child development I would suggest there is nothing more important to the preservation and advancement of [...]

Kids, Parents and Video Games

The pros and cons of video games Video games stir up more controversy between kids and parents than almost [...]