Building a healthy confidence

This article from Scholastic provides some excellent strategies for parents.  So often I hear parents (and teachers!) complimenting their children in hopes of bolstering self-esteem.  "You're amazing!"or "You're so smart!" These intentions are all well and good but I encourage you to read this article to understand why this might undermine your child's self-esteem.  You can read more on this topic if you look for Carol Dweck's mindset research (see my other blog entries)

How to build health self-esteem in children