By Jena Griffiths | June 1, 2011
Why do children who seemingly have everything kill themselves?
The Earth School interview with Dr Polly Young-Eisendrath, author of The Self Esteem Trap. Raising Confident Kids in an Age of Self Importance.
If you miss the call a replay is available on the same link.
More information on how to change your parenting style.
In her book The Self Esteem Trap
Polly Young-Eisendrath discusses the importance of being ordinary!
She says, when we’re continuously told
we’re special this puts undue pressure on us
to be exceptional. The results are shame,
alienation and feeling defective.
We’ll discuss her solution for getting ourselves or our kids out of the esteem trap:
The extreme parenting makeover. Here are the 10 main points you need to know.
More about Dr Young-Eisendrath visit her site.
Polly’s insight helps shed light on the rising incidence of teenage suicide in affluent societies
and also on causes of depression, alienation, delusion and grandiosity.