Monday, March 05, 2007

Self-esteem or narcissism?

Study: College Students Get an A in Narcissism

Today’s college students are more narcissistic and self-centered than their predecessors, according to a comprehensive new study by five psychologists who worry that the trend could be harmful to personal relationships and American society.

“We need to stop endlessly repeating ’You’re special’ and having children repeat that back,” said the study’s lead author, professor Jean Twenge of San Diego State University. “Kids are self-centered enough already.”

Found thanks to Arts and Letters Daily

I had read this article last week and noticed the same article mentioned on Dominion Family. In the comment section I found this article:

How Not to Talk to Your Kids: The Inverse Power of Praise
by Po Bronson

For more about Po Bronson, you can find his website here.

Good things to think about as I go about educating my children.

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