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The Self-Esteem Trap: Raising Confident and Compassionate Kids in an Age of Self-Importance

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The Self-Esteem Trap: Raising Confident and Compassionate Kids in an Age of Self-Importance

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Kids today are depressed and anxious. They also seem to feel entitled to every advantage and unwilling to make the leap into adulthood. As Polly Young-Eisendrath makes clear in this brilliant account of where a generation has gone astray, parents trying to make their children feel special are unwittingly interfering with their kids' ability to accept themselves and cope with life. Clarifying an enormous cultural change, The Self-Esteem Trap shows why so many young people have trouble with empathy and compassion, struggle with moral values, and are stymied in the face of adversity. Young-Eisendrath offers prescriptive advice on how adults can help kids -- through the teen and young adult years -- develop self-worth, setting them on the right track to productive, balanced, and happy lives.

Polly Young-Eisendrath, a Jungian analyst and psychotherapist, is the author of 13 books (translated into 20 languages), including The Resilient Spirit and Women and Desire. She lives in Burlington, VT.

ISBN: 9780316013123

ISBN-10: 9780316013123

Publisher: Little, Brown Spark

Publication Date: 09/02/2009 - 12:00am

On Sale: 09/02/2009 - 12:00am

Pages: 256

Language: English

Categories

Family & Relationships / Parenting

Psychology / Developmental / Child

Self-help / Personal Growth / Success