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Building Self-Esteem Videos

High Performance Psychologist Michael Gervais, PhD explains what happens when children get performance anxiety, and what parents can do to help them overcome it
Educator, Rachel Simmons, Author of Odd Girl Out, discusses girls' the Ban Bossy Campaign and how girls' self-esteem declines from preschool to middle school.
Educator, Rachel Simmons, Author of Odd Girl Out, discusses the Girls Leadership Institute and raising confident girls.
Educator, Rachel Simmons, Author of Odd Girl Out, discusses the cultural messages directed at girls and how this influences girls' self-image.
Educator, Rachel Simmons, Author of Odd Girl Out, discusses healthy risk-taking and tools to build girls' self-confidence.
Educator, Rachel Simmons, Author of Odd Girl Out, discusses girls' obsession with how they look.
 In this talk from TEDWomen 2010, Madeleine Albright (who I have had the pleasure to meet) stresses that it’s paramount for the progress of the world that... read more
Asha Dornfest, co-author of Minimalist Parenting: Enjoy Modern Family Life More By Doing Less and the founder of Parent Hacks, shares advice for mothers on learning to... read more
Shefali Tsabary, PhD Clinical Psychologist & Author, explains the importance of embracing pain in life and how it is necessary to our teach children emotional strength
Edwin A. Locke, PhD Psychologist and Author, shares advice for parents on how to build a strong, fundamental basis for your child's self-esteem and help your child... read more
Morris Dees, Esq. Civil Rights Attorney, shares advice on how parents can empower their kids to stand up against intolerance
Jane Buckingham, Author and Parenting Trend Forecaster, shares advice for parents on what they can do to stay confident as a parent and raise confident, self-reliant kids
George Monroy shares how building an arcade changed his son's life.
Native American Elder and educator Shannon Crossbear shares the importance of raising children in a strong community with parents and older adult role models.
Joshua Sparrow, Child Psychiatrist, explains how to help your child build a sense of mastery and success.
Lee Hausner, PhD Psychologist & Author, shares advice for parents on the best methods for fostering a positive and long-lasting self-esteem in your children
Jonathan Nadlman, MFT Psychotherapist, explains what leads teenagers to rebel against their parents, and offers a solution for parents on how they can create a positive... read more
Jorge Partida, PsyD Psychologist, shares advice for parents on how they can help their children turn a difference, such as their race or culture, into a source of pride
Kids Play Outside in Bad Weather
If you’ve ever heard the saying “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing” you may also know that it originates in Scandinavia,... read more
angry girl
Flashback to little AJ Earley, 14 going on 15. She’d attended Monroe Elementary for six years, and spent her entire junior high tenure at Boise, Idaho’s... read more
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“Be nice to your sister.” “Use kind words.” “What you did wasn’t very considerate.” As parents, we’re always... read more
As parents are well aware it is common for preteens, both boys and girls, to self-evaluate their appearance.
I’m the lucky father (depending on the day) of two girls, Grace (12) and Riley (16). Riley was very recently the proud recipient of her driver’s permit. read more
I’ve been teaching elementary school for nineteen years. That first year I was terrified! read more
Many parents get caught up in day to day routines and the never-ending task of teaching their children and lose some important opportunities to model and teach respect.
R-E-S-P-E-C-T…Find out what it means to me…what is it? Does anyone know besides Aretha Franklin? read more
In my opinion, the short answer is “no.” However, like all things, this is debatable and a recent article in The National Post newspaper in Canada raises... read more
Give yourself a hand! For real, stop what you’re doing right now. read more
Cathy Cassani Adams explains the difference between self-love and vanity.
Cathy Cassani Adams shares her advice on raising happy kids.
Anneli Rufus
Anyone who has ever spent more than five minutes with a child knows this one inescapable fact: Kids are human sponges, rapidly internalizing and absorbing everything... read more
Kids In The House
Empathy is the ability to step into the shoes of another person, aiming to understand their feelings and perspectives, and to use that understanding to guide our actions.
John O'Sullivan, Founder of Changing The Game Project, shares advice for kids, parents, and coaches during try-outs. Find out more about how parents and coaches can help... read more
Founder of Changing The Game Project and professional athlete and coach, John O'Sullivan, explains how to have a positive conversation on the ride back home from a game... read more
John O'Sullivan, Founder of Changing The Game Project and former professional athlete, shares advice on what to do if you have a child who is talented in sports and how... read more
Is your child close to becoming a sports prodigy? John O'Sullivan has committed his career to helping parents, coaches, and kids get involved in positive youth... read more
John O'Sullivan, Founder of Changing The Game Project, shares advice on how to support a talented child athlete while still keeping them open and respectful about other... read more
Your child wanting to quit a sport may be an unexpected or difficult situation. Watch this video for great advice from John O'Sullivan, founder of Changing The Game... read more
John O'Sullivan, founder of Changing The Game Project, gives parents a greater understanding on the important mindsets that help children succeed in sports and athletics.
What should you say to your child after a game? John O'Sullivan, professional athlete and sports experts shares the five most important words that any parent can say to... read more
How can you be an amazing coach? Expert John O'Sullivan tells you exactly what you need to know in order to become an excellent and supportive sports coach.
John O'Sullivan, founder of Changing The Game Project, a youth sports organization gives you the sporting advice that parents wish they had.
Learn more about the changing the culture of competitive youth sports, as explained by sports expert and educator John O'Sullivan.
Expert sports educator John O'Sullivan shares some of the possible benefits of early specialization for children in different types of sports and activities.
John O'Sullivan, sports educator and founder of community sports organization, helps parents understand how to make sure they are not being too tough on their kids when... read more
With so much expertise in both playing and coaching sports, John O'Sullivan helps parents understand how to teach their children to set appropriate athletic goals.
Mona Delahooke shares four tips on how to become a resilient parent.
Dealing with failure is difficult for all of us, but as parents, we often find it even harder to watch kids struggle with it.
See Jeff Probst's video on The value of building self-esteem...
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