Tips for Parents

Parenting Tip Tuesday: Foster Gratitude

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, there is no better time to encourage gratitude in your home. Research suggests that grateful young adolescents (ages 11-13), are happier and more optimistic, have better social support, are more satisfied with their school, family, community, friends, and themselves, and give more emotional support to others. We’ve also found that grateful …

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Developing Healthy Self-Esteem in Children

What is Self-esteem? Self-esteem is defined as the individual’s personal sense of self-worth or self-value. This personal sense of self-worth can include ideas about an individual’s abilities, behaviors, appearance, and belief system. This includes beliefs about themselves as a unique individual and how much they can contribute to the world. Why is a Healthy Self-esteem …

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