The Self-esteem Trap

The Self-esteem Trap

Raising Confident and Compassionate Kids in An Age of Self-importance

Book - 2008
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Kids today are depressed and anxious. They also seem to feel entitled to every advantage and unwilling to make the leap into adulthood. As Polly Young-Eisendrath makes clear in this brilliant account of where a generation has gone astray, parents trying to make their children feel special are unwittingly interfering with their kids' ability to accept themselves and cope with life. Clarifying an enormous cultural change, The Self-Esteem Trap shows why so many young people have trouble with empathy and compassion, struggle with moral values, and are stymied in the face of adversity. Young-Eisendrath offers prescriptive advice on how adults can help kids--through the teen and young adult years--develop self-worth, setting them on the right track to productive, balanced, and happy lives
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2008.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780316013116
0316013110
Characteristics: viii, 248 p. ; 25 cm.

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Oct 28, 2008

There was an article in the Globe and Mail on this book:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20081028.wxlesteem28/BNStory/lifeFamily/home

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