Self-esteem effects so much more than just a child’s personality. Self-esteem is one of those cyclical things. With great self-esteem tends to come confidence in their school work. With confidence in their work comes good grades. With good grades comes… high self-esteem! It is a magical thing. It can be a painful thing to watch if your little one is not as self-confident as they should be, and it can have some pretty negative consequences. So what can you do to boost their confidence?
Lacey Byrne, Yellowbrick Staff Writer At the risk of offending die-hard fans out there, I admit that I couldn’t care less about the new “Star Wars” film. I can appreciate the excitement of returning heroes and epic stories; but for me, it doesn’t appeal. What I do find curious is the snippets of conversations I’ve [...]
Lacey Byrne, Yellowbrick Staff Writer At Yellowbrick, we believe in fostering conversations between parents and amongst families. There are a lot of challenging subjects out there that are tough to tackle. If you have a teenager at home, you know firsthand how hard it can be to engage them. And you can be certain that [...]
Lacey Byrne, Staff Writer I’m a book lover and love sharing new authors with friends or discussing a book that I couldn’t put down. I get excited when I find a gift book that I think is “perfect” for someone in my life. Lately I’ve been SO impressed with all the inspiring books that I’ve [...]
By Jane Lang My mother privately smashed plates in the basement when she was angry. I knew nothing of this until decades later when she was working on an autobiography. She told me then about the tremendous emotional pain and fear she experienced as a child when her parents fought regularly and furiously with [...]
Geoff Genser, a West Hartford-based clinical social worker and therapist, talks about the challenges faced by teens and young adults to overcome emotional and mental health issues. He stresses the importance of seeking help, instead of retreating in the face of these challenges.