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" Armies of American teachers, along with American parents, are straining to bolster children's self-esteem. That sounds innocuous enough, but the way they do it often erodes children's sense of worth. By emphasizing how a child feels, at the expense of... "
The Optimistic Child: A Proven Program to Safeguard Children Against ... - Page 28
by Martin E. P. Seligman - 2007 - 352 pages
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A Parent's Guide to Gifted Children

James T. Webb, Janet L. Gore, Edward R. Amend - Education - 2007 - 390 pages
...psychologist Martin Seligman says, "By emphasizing how a child^eek (ie, self-esteem) at the expense of what he does — mastery, persistence, overcoming frustration...meeting challenge — parents and teachers are making children more vulnerable to depression."34 Other Sources of Depression Aside from a purely genetically-based...
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