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Doctor insights on: Activities For Kids To Help With Self Esteem

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How to deal with a boss who belittles others in order to boost his low self esteem?

How to deal with a boss who belittles others in order to boost his low self esteem?

Work Stress: Difficult situation but the best you probably can do is to assert yourself without anger, be direct and tactful and remember to try to not personalize his or her responses as you they are driven by insecurity. Read my book, "managing the stress of success" featured on the soundmindz.Org website as i address workplace bullying specifically. Best. ...Read more

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Can a therapist help with low self esteem?

Yes: Psychotherapy is for helping with abnormally low self esteem or self worth. I recommend starting with someone soon. Take care ...Read more

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Can psychiatric services help me with issues regarding my work, relationship and self esteem?

Can psychiatric services help me with issues regarding my work, relationship and self esteem?

Work Stress : Absolutely , read the free articles on stress, work performance, anxiety and consider reading my book, "managing the stress of success" all featured on the soundmindz.Org web site, full of examples of people learning how to live successful personal and professional lives. Consult a clinical psychologist as psychotherapy can help you balance your life if you make the effort. Best. ...Read more

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How to manage with an over possesive and insecure partner?

How to manage with an over possesive and insecure partner?

No easy answer: If you are in a part of the world where women do not have basic human rights and you have been forced into marriage, you have my sympathy. Otherwise, please think -- a relationship shouldn't be something you "manage" as a problem, but that you cherish and that brings you both joy. Please talk with a good counselor / therapist to help you understand yourself as you decide whether to maintain this. ...Read more

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Please offer some ways to cope with depression over unwanted child?

Please offer some ways to cope with depression over unwanted child?

Not sure I : Understand. Are you having an abortion? Have you had an abortion? Are you raising a child that you never wanted to have? Are you pregnant with an unwanted pregnancy? Were you an unwanted child? Can you clarify ; re-ask so that we can better help you. Take care. ...Read more

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Can you recommend some interactive toys for a baby that will help in problem solving skills and patience?

Can you recommend some interactive toys for a baby that will help in problem solving skills and patience?

Toys: Read this article. Toys are not necessarily the answer. One thing for sure that I can tell you; read 20-30 minutes a day, to your child, from birth. That been proven to help them in school. http://www.m.webmd.com/children/features/brain-development?page=2 ...Read more

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How to deal with my low self esteem?

How to deal with my low self esteem?

Low Self Esteem: Uncover the reasons you lost your esteem, confide in someone close to you to help attain an accurate view of yourself. Read the articles on anxiety and depression on the soundmindz.Org web site for support and insights. Consult a clinical psychologist as psychotherapy can be very helpful in increasing self worth. ...Read more

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How can I teach him to behave and follow rules to an adhd 8 year old with some autism.

How can I teach him to behave and follow rules to an adhd 8 year old with some autism.

ABA Therapy provided: by Board Certified Behavioral Analysts really helps children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder +/- ADHD if parents learn & consistently use the behavioral techniques. Ask your son's Special Education teacher about www.autismspeaks.org/resource/kids-korner-autism-center. Also, see a Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrician to look for genetic & other medical causes & manage medical & behavioral issues. ...Read more

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Can you suggest some good self improvement books for teens?

Can you suggest some good self improvement books for teens?

Yes: Depends on what you intend to improve... Some of my favorites include The Five love Languages by Chapman: The Seven Habits of Highly Effective teens: Almost anything by Joyce Meyer...If you can be more specific, there are other books I can suggest. Self improvement really comes from loving yourself and others... ...Read more

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Can diazepam help with coping with my child's behavior?

Bad Choice: Taking a sedative medication will make it more difficult to stay alert and correct your child. If your child is having behavior problems, then she needs an alert, attuned parent. You may need to consult a therapist if your child's behavioral symptoms are severe. ...Read more

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How does self-efficacy help one to deal and cope with an illness?

Greater control: The more you feel in control of a situation, the easier it is to cope. This is why asking questions and reading to understand can be so helpful. ...Read more

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Will day care help with my child's aggressive behavior?

Will day care help with my child's aggressive behavior?

This should help: Day care is a great way to introduce baby to the process of getting along with others. They are self centered by nature and have different levels of aggressive behavior when placed in a group. The key difference in day care is the primary caregivers regard each child as equal & your baby begins to accept a relative strangers limit setting when they would challenge yours. ...Read more

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How can we work on controlling impulsivity (especially keeping hands to oneself) in a child with ADHD (not medicated)?

How can we work on controlling impulsivity (especially keeping hands to oneself) in a child with ADHD (not medicated)?

depending on age: After ruling out tactile sensory issues (hypo or hyper sensitive to touch/contact), i usually play a 'force field' game with children who continually touch, grab, or hug. Then it becomes a cue for social situations, 'remember the force field'. ...Read more

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Problems with special education teacher and program. Help please. We have few options for our child with autism?

Problems with special education teacher and program. Help please. We have few options for our child with autism?

Too little info: I sympathize, but your question is so general, it is impossible to offer a specific answer. If you think the problem truly is the teacher, speak to the principal or special educataion counselor at the school. You can request a new iep at any time, which may include looking at private school options if child not recieving adequate care. If needed, seek a lawyer specializing in this area. ...Read more

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How can I teach my child the social skills necessary to make little friends?

How can I teach my child the social skills necessary to make little friends?

See below.: Children have to learn how to choose friends wisely. Parents can help young children learn how to make friends by teaching them concepts such as sharing, compassion, and conflict resolution and how to choose good friends and resist negative influences. Kids learn how to get along by watching other kids. ...Read more

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How to temporarily suppress asperger's instincts and avoid social misunderstandings?

Observe and imitate: Temple grandin described her observing of the world around her like being an anthropologist on mars. Choose people you respect and who are considered as appropriate. Try to understand their reactions to others and try to imitate in your own manner. Try to remain calm and natural and controlled. Be confident. ...Read more

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Scoliosis--how to provide teen with motivation to improve posture?

Scoliosis--how to provide teen with motivation to improve posture?

Varies: Sometimes patients will appear to have bad posture, but it can simply be there scoliosis, which is a spinal deformity. Other times patients can truly have bad posture that can worsen the appearance of their scoliosis. Doing some postural exercises or even physical therapy can at least help with the posture part of it. Xrays can give an idea about the size and flexibility of your curve. Thanks. ...Read more

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My child shows fear of going to school.Age is 5.7years.Is not ready to leave classroom for pt and music lessons.No participation in oral sessions?Why?

My child shows fear of going to school.Age is 5.7years.Is not ready to leave classroom for pt and music lessons.No participation in oral sessions?Why?

Anxiety/A, Phobias/P: Part of normal development. 1.Social p: fear of contact with unfamiliar people, social isolation; desire of involvement w/family, familiar peers. 2.Separation a: unrealistic, persistent worries of possible harm befalling primary caregivers, persistent avoidance of being alone, complain distress. 3.School p. 4. Generalized a disorder: worries about future events. Encourage, talk; get counselling. ...Read more

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How can I raise my self esteem and self confidence?

How can I raise my self esteem and self confidence?

Be good, and learn!: There are many ways to have healthy self-esteem. Most agree that there are two broad components to self-esteem: (1) the view that I am a worthwhile or good person; and (2) the view that I have some competence (i know things or know how to do things). If people continue to strive to be virtuous or good and to learn and develop skills they will tend to have a positive self-concept. Striving is key. ...Read more

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What factors affect a child's self-esteem?

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What factors affect a child's self-esteem?

Self-esteem: Several, such as achievement, insecurity, mood, motivation, confidence, self-image, communication, parenting, illness, support system, etc. ...Read more

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How would know if my gifted child has healthy self-esteem?

How would   know if my gifted child has healthy self-esteem?

Identifies strengths: A child with healthy self-esteem is able to identify their strengths. Look at how they think others view them, we often project our beliefs onto others. Children with low self-esteem may make negative self comments & are more likely to think others view them negatively. To build self-esteem, work with your child on improving their natural talents and offer praise &compliments on accomplishments. ...Read more

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My child is gaining too much weight. How do I help her without causing self-esteem problems?

My child is gaining too much weight.  How do I help her without causing self-esteem problems?

Self Esteem: Try to exercise and eat healthy yourself, when we model health we are far more effective than lecturing our children. Go for walks together, and depending on her age engage in age appropriate physical activities and make sure you maintain a healthy life style as she is likely to follow your lead. Best. ...Read more

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Is a child's self-esteem impacted by obesity?

Obesity: Definitely, it becomes worse when they get bullied at school. ...Read more

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Can i take my 10 year old for laser hair removal? She is having kids at school make fun of her and i don't want it to influence her self esteem!

Can i take my 10 year old for laser hair removal? She is having kids at school make fun of her and i don't want it to influence her self esteem!

Generally no: Laser hair removal is usually only done after 18 years old. The skin and hair is too immature for proper laser safety and effect at ten years old. Instead, try bleaching or waxing the hair until she's old enough for laser therapy. ...Read more

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I always mumbled as kid & now slur. Mainly self esteem issues. If it was tongue issue caused by ALS, MS, Stroke would I be able to change voice tone?

I always mumbled as kid & now slur. Mainly self esteem issues. If it was tongue issue caused by ALS, MS, Stroke would I be able to change voice tone?

Probably yes: In those conditions, people can modulate their voice and change the tone. Sometimes those illnesses do not affect the voice at all. Sometimes those illnesses result in a person being unable to speak. ...Read more

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I have phases of euphoria and sadness, feelings of low self esteem, tiredness, Panic attacks in arguments and phases of self harm since I was a child.

I have phases of euphoria and sadness, feelings of low self esteem, tiredness, Panic attacks in arguments and phases of self harm since I was a child.

You need to seek a: Mental health counselor to seek why you are going through this extreme mood in such a degree. Sounds like Bipolar but to be sure get an assessment so that proper diagnosis and treatment can be rendered. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a divorced parents affects the self-esteem of a cleft lip child.. Please site some refence.. Tnx?

Is it possible that a divorced parents affects the self-esteem of a cleft lip child.. Please site some refence.. Tnx?

It depends: Divorce is painful for kids, but resources indicate that they do recover well. http://tinyurl.com/d4koj4j this recovery depends on how the parents treat each other and the child. Some are bitter and fight with each other through the child, and this does not provide the support the child needs. If the child also has a cleft lip that needs help, the parents need to stand together for the child. ...Read more

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How do I improve my self-esteem?

How do I improve my self-esteem?

See below: You can do positive self-affirmation. You can also make an inventory of your own self -- what makes you a good person; what can you do well, or skilled at. You can also set up small goals for yourself to do during the day and do the summary at the end of the day -- will help you with the sense of accomplishment, which helps with self-esteem. ...Read more

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What can I do to boost self-esteem?

What can I do to boost self-esteem?

Help someone daily: I firmly believe that one of the best ways to help self-esteem is to make sure that not a day in your life passes that you do not reach out to say something kind to someone else or help someone else. I think if you start there you willl find your self-esteem will start to lift. Also make sure that you are very centered in your spirituality. Volunteering to help. Cognitive behavioral therapy can help as can most forms of psychotherapy. If you are in a depression please get professional help from a psychiatrist or your family practitioner if medication is necessary. Include a healthy dose of laughter in your life daily. Learn the joy of laughing at yourself as you learn to not take yourself so seriously. Also do something every day to make yourself feel better. ...Read more

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What can I do to better my self esteem?

Act on values: Act according to your values, time after time. Set small goals, and meet them. Break larger goals down into doable portions, and get there step by step. As you live up to your own values and goals, your view of yourself becomes more positive. "i am a person who gets up and gets a shower in the morning." "i pay my bills on time, " etc. Avoid those who belittle you. Psychotherapy helps too! ...Read more

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Is there a medical term for self-esteem?

Not likely: Insofar as I know, self-esteem is not a medical issue, it is an emotional one. Find a recommended therapist to discuss where your question comes from, so to speak, what self-esteem means to you. If you have poor self-esteem, medications alone cannot cure it. If medications are warranted, as in the cases of anxiety or depression, psychotherapy is highly recommended. ...Read more

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Why does my self-esteem change so often?

Why does my self-esteem change so often?

Changes: Self esteem is a result of how one interprets the environment as it applies to the person. As different things happen we reassess ourselves. My guess is that you do not have a solid understanding or your particular strengths and weaknesses. You may need counseling to clarify these and feel better about yourself. ...Read more

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What are some ways to improve self esteem?

What are some ways to improve self esteem?

Start Small: Start small. I often tell patients who are struggling with self-esteem issues that, "you need a win." That means finding some small but achievable task that you can focus on and build off of. For longer term solutions to self-esteem problems consider talking with a therapist who can help you explore and address the root causes of your self-esteem issues. ...Read more

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What can I do to get a higher self esteem?

What can I do to get a higher self esteem?

Self Esteem: Many studies have confirmed that giving people seem to have higher self esteem and tend to live healthier lives. Taking care of yourself is also critically important as you need balance and energy to give to others. We tend to get what we give in life, read "the psychology of goodness" a blog on soundmindz.Org website for specific recommendations. Best. ...Read more

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Does self-esteem affect intellectual health?

Positive self esteem: helps emotional, physical and intellectual health and well being. Negative self esteem does the opposite. ...Read more

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How to build self confidence and self esteem?

Self Esteem: You probably need to uncover the roots of your loss of esteem and development of anxiety. Try using the free anti anxiety app featured on the soundmindz.Org web site for daily and ongoing support and eduction. Consult a clinical psychologist if your esteem does not rise as psychotherapy can be very effective in combating low self worth. Best. ...Read more

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My bra is too big, my self esteem has lowered?

My bra is too big, my self esteem has lowered?

Breast size doesn't: Make the woman. Encourage you to get a bra that fits correctly and feels comfortable. Carry yourself with confidence. Take care. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can get better self-esteem?

Can you tell me how i can get better self-esteem?

See Below: Start small -- look at things you do well, doesn't matter how small they seem to you (cooking, cleaning, focusing on something, being a good employee). Add one thing to your list each day. Start from small accomplishments -- create small goals that are achievable (e.g. Exercising for 20 min/day); listen to positive feedback that people give you and enjoy compliments you receive. ...Read more

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