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April 3, 2015
by Raushannah Johnson-Verwayne,Psy.D.


Anything You Can Do I Can Do BETTER: Praise and Sense of Self in Children

April 3, 2015 07:55 by Raushannah Johnson-Verwayne,Psy.D.  [About the Author]

It is a well-known fact that parenting does not come with a manual of standard procedure (which would indeed be helpful) and at times, various topics arise which make parents second-guess themselves. Recently, the topic of praise and narcissism has been at the forefront of social media and sensationalized pop-culture blogs. However, what is missing is an expert opinion on the matter based upon a combination of empiricism and years of experience with hundreds, even thousands of children. [More]

August 6, 2014
by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.

personal authenticity going beyond justbeyourself

Personal Authenticity: Going Beyond “Just be yourself”

August 6, 2014 04:55 by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.  [About the Author]

personal authenticity going beyond justbeyourself
You have probably heard people say things like “be real” and “just be yourself”, and ‘stay true to yourself”. This is common advice given to children and adults alike. It should be simple, right? Just be who you are. But, there is much more to it than that, and it takes real courage and strength to be your genuine self. [More]