Self-Esteem and Self-Destruction

One of my pet peeves has always been the dishonesty of the self-esteem movement and the inclination to use flattery to control and manipulate children under the guise of motivation. George Will wrote an article today that showed that at least some of the research is finally catching up with what parents used to know as a matter of common sense: that self-esteem is not built on flattery and lies, and that such false self-esteem is destructive to children and the society that lies to them.

The article includes helpful insights on matters like sleep and intelligence as well.

Read it HERE.


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