Tag Archives: self-esteem

Can excessive parental praise turn good kids into bullies?

When most people picture the typical school bully, they think of a kid who is likely to have been bullied themselves. A child with low self-esteem who is trying to make themselves feel better by picking on others. But in fact, parents who continually and indiscriminately praise their children could be running the risk of […] … learn more→

Psychologist’s studies make sense of bullying

Everyone knows that school bullies torment their peers to compensate for low self-esteem, and that they are scorned as much as they are feared. But \”everyone\” got it wrong, according to Jaana Juvonen, a professor of developmental psychology whose decade of groundbreaking research on mean kids and their hapless victims is changing the way parents […] … learn more→