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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 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.
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.
 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
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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.
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
Expert sports educator John O'Sullivan shares some of the possible benefits of early specialization for children in different types of sports and activities.
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...
As I begin to write this initial Affies4Kids blog post I want to first acknowledge how thrilled we are to be contributing to the KidsintheHouse site by sharing our... read more
Watch Video: Teaching your kids to self-love by Elisabeth Rohm, ...
Kids in the House
Psychologist and author Lee Hausner explains that there are two main components of a
Blogger and author Adrian Kulp discusses how fathers can be a positive male influence on their daughters
Learn about: How self-esteem helps teens find their voice from Josh Shipp,...
High Performance Psychologist Michael Gervais, PhD, offers tips for building self-confidence in children and athletes
High Performance Psychologist Michael Gervais, PhD, shares advice on how to overcome negativity and criticism when working to pursue your potential
Michael Gervais, PhD explains the role of insecurities in the mindset of a high-level performer
Learn about: Teaching competence, confidence and connection from Joel Pelcyger,...
Dr. John Gray gives parents ideas on how to raise confident kids who will stand up for themselves
Relationship expert Dr. John Gray helps parents teach their daughters how to say no without feeling guilty about it
Watch Jerome Schultz, PhD's video on Increasing confidence in kids with learning disabilities...
See Vicki Hoefle's video on How to encourage children to have a voice and be respectful...
View Vicki Hoefle's video on Helping a child manage their fears...
See Reveta Bowers's video on Strength and acheivment...
Watch Michael Pritchard's video on The reality of loneliness & the consequence of meanness...
View Michael Pritchard's video on Creating a home environment encouraging leadership...
Widely known filmmaker and social justice activist Jennifer Siebel Newsom, MBA talks about the positive effects of sports on girls and how athletics can build positive... read more
Percy L. Abram, PhD describes ways to build identity awareness in children
Samantha Ettus, MBA, gives the one piece of advice parents need to raise successful, confident children.
See Pattie Mallette's video on Advice for dealing with negativity...
View Pattie Mallette's video on A message to struggling young girls...
Watch Alanna Levine, MD's video on Why a backwards shirt is a sign of good parenting...
View Alisa Donner, LCSW's video on Empowering the "mom" in everyone...
Watch Video: Overcoming obstacles in parenting by Asha Dornfest, ...
Watch Video: How developing autonomy avoids narcissism by Wendy T. Behary, LCSW, ...
Learn the best methods for parents to help prevent their child from becoming a narcissistic kid with advice from Wendy Behary, LCSW Psychotherapist and Author
See Wendy T. Behary, LCSW's video on Real self-confidence vs. narcissism...
Cynthia Whitham, LCSW, Associate Director of UCLA's Parenting Program, shares advice for parents on what to do if your child doesn't live up to your expectations for him... read more
Mom and entrepreneur Lynette Vertoch reflects on her family and personal experiences, explaining how her gay son thrived once he was able to truly be himself.
Watch George Monroy's video on Encouraging entrepreneurship in kids...
Watch Madeline Levine, PhD's video on Raising healthy happy kids...
John Grienenberger, PhD Family Psychologist, shares advice for parents on having the right thought process in order to feel like a confident parent
Tana Amen, BSN, RN Nutrition and Lifestyle Expert, shares her top tips for parents on how to raise healthy and independent children
Watch Video: Positive proactive speech by Kelly Townsend, MS, ...
JoAnn Deak, PhD, explains the three main components that make up self-esteem and how all three have a big impact on one's self-confidence
JoAnn Deak, PhD Psychologist and Author, shares advice for parents on the best ways that to help your child to build his or her self-esteem and confidence organically
View Lee Hausner, PhD's video on The impact of inheritance...
JoAnn Deak, PhD Psychologist & Author, shares advice for parents on how they can foster their daughter's independence while allowing for a healthy dependence
Learn about: Role modeling self-confidence to kids from Traci Cummings,...
View Tim Wheeler's video on Pushing children who have natural talent...
Learn about: How is assertive communication important for my daughter? from Jodi Wing,...
Learn about: Failure to launch from Gordon Neufeld, PhD,...
Rob Morrow, Actor & Father, shares advice for parents on how to raise your child in a way that will instill a high self-esteem in him or her
View Melissa Johnson, PhD's video on Importance of journaling for girls...