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Tough love: How ‘self-compassion’ trumps ‘self-esteem’
Children of the self-esteem movement — their identities shaped by I Am Special songs and “Princess” t-shirts — have become entitled, confused and self-critical youth and adults, raised to believe they can do anything and frustrated, sometimes devastated, when they can’t, experts say. The phenomenon seems at odds with the very definition of self-esteem: feeling good about yourself.

Tough love: How ‘self-compassion’ trumps ‘self-esteem’

Children of the self-esteem movement — their identities shaped by I Am Special songs and “Princess” t-shirts — have become entitled, confused and self-critical youth and adults, raised to believe they can do anything and frustrated, sometimes devastated, when they can’t, experts say. The phenomenon seems at odds with the very definition of self-esteem: feeling good about yourself.

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    Generations are just getting worse and worse, i tell ya.
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    How ‘self-compassion’ trumps ‘self-esteem’
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    I totally feel like this.
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    Interesting article. Hm.
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    LOL. Parenting fails just fail harder and harder nowadays!
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