Some people seem to ooze confidence. It’s something about the way they talk or carry themselves, plus the way they respond to situations that would leave the rest of us flustered. But it’s not a ‘natural gift’ that only a few can enjoy. Here are some tips on how to look and be more confident. [Read more…]
Your toddler’s favorite words are probably, ‘No!’ ‘Mine!’ and ‘Me do it!’ And, when he can’t, he’ll probably break down into kicks and screams. They don’t call it the Terrible Twos for nothing.
But your toddler isn’t doing this to annoy you. He is learning independence, testing skills and hopefully gaining confidence as he realizes that he can do things on his own. Our role, as parents, is to build his confidence while setting clear limits. Saying no too often, or discouraging his attempts, will derail his noble (though clumsy) efforts to succeed. Here are some tips. [Read more…]
We are born confident. Watch any toddler fearlessly taking his first steps, or reaching for his mother with the utter confidence that he will not be rejected. But as we grow older, that confidence is shaken—through hurtful comments, or bad experiences. Even people who have a relatively good self-esteem will go through moments of self-doubt. ‘My boss hates my work’ or ‘My life feels so stuck!”
Deep inside, we know we are beautiful and wonderful, no matter what we do or who we are. We just forget! So how do we regain our natural confidence? [Read more…]
Many people have a hard time asserting their ideas or emotions. They hide negative feelings (disappointment, frustration) or avoid conflicts. The result? Resentment and miscommunication.
Honesty is not only good for your health (you don’t want to spend the rest of your life biting back what you feel, right?) it can also make you more productive and efficient. Imagine what you could accomplish if you could delegate, correct mistakes, and tell others what you want and expect! Here are some life tips to help you do just that. [Read more…]
Is your child being bullied? Does he complain that about a kid who always pushes him or grab his toy? Or maybe he’s being teased or ostracized, or mercilessly picked on by a group of mean kids who’ve randomly chosen him to be their Victim of the Month?
Bullying can destroy your child’s self-esteem and make him feel powerless. He doesn’t know how to fight back—and at one point, stops believing that he can. Here are some ways to find out if your child is being bullied, and how to help him assert himself. [Read more…]