TITLE

An Alternative to Self-Esteem: Fostering Self-Compassion in Youth

AUTHOR(S)
Persinger, James
PUB. DATE
January 2012
SOURCE
Communique (0164775X);2012, Vol. 40 Issue 5, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses on self-esteem in children. It states that teachers can impart self-esteem in children by encouraging them with accolades, gold stars and trophies. It mentions that self-esteem programs emphasize feeling good about oneself rather than building competence. Inflated self-esteemed individuals may engage in relational aggression and downward social comparisons. It states that this may lead to bullying and to avoid them, self-compassion is proposed as an alternative.
ACCESSION #
70871337

 

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