Positive Values Teens Need (part 2)

More on youth development and the 40 Developmental Assets needed by 12 to 18 year olds, as described by the Search Institute.3) Integrity: where teens act on their convictions and stand up for their beliefs.Defending personal values may sometimes mean your teens are on the receiving end of intolerant or belittling responses from their friends or…

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Self-esteem: what is it and how do we get it?

We hear quite a bit about self-esteem. So, what is it?Is it a good thing?  Is it necessary?  Where does it come from?Many psychologists have done research on self-esteem, developing theories about what it is and where it comes from. One of these researchers, the famous American psychologist Abraham Maslow, developed a concept called the "hierarchy of…

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