Low Self Esteem

How To Stop Your Daughter's Self-Esteem From Plummeting

The Huffington Post Canada | Alyson Schafer | Posted 04.05.2016 | Canada Parents

Self-esteem and mental health in girls almost universally plummets between the ages of nine and 13.

4 LGBT-Affirming Islamic Teachings

Junaid Jahangir | Posted 03.14.2016 | Canada Living
Junaid Jahangir

There are many LGBT Muslims and many LGBT persons who embrace Islam as their faith. They address the prohibitive Islamic texts on homosexuality in their diverse ways. Some adopt the "martyr of love" narrative to live their life as a struggle. Others live with severe cognitive dissonance, often zealously following repetitive rituals to fill the inner void. Yet, LGBT Muslims can draw much spiritual comfort from their faith while gently setting aside norms that do not speak to their authentic selves, for Islam is much more than the story of Lot's people.

My Parents Killed My Self-Esteem - Now I'm Done Taking Criticism

Lenora Thompson | Posted 02.03.2016 | Canada Living
Lenora Thompson

I was 14 and shocked by all the criticisms suddenly blind-siding me. They ranged from making me believe I was an (almost) slut to something as vague as, "Shake my hand and commit to 'trying harder.'" To this day I wonder how much harder I could try. I already had a 4.0 GPA.

Need A Self-Esteem Boost? Keep Reading

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 06.30.2014 | Canada Living

Being open to positive remarks from friends and family, even during a rough patch, is important for self-esteem, according to researchers at Waterloo ...

Who Wants to Be Called an "Inner Beauty"?

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

When the singer and actress Beyonce was named the "World's Most Beautiful Woman" by People Magazine in 2012, she responded that it was in fact "inner beauty" she valued the most. To the rest of us mere mortals, being beautiful only on the inside doesn't sound especially appealing.

10 Ways To Boost Your Self-Esteem Right Now

The Huffington Post Canada | Dileen Simms | Posted 02.02.2016 | Canada Living

We're already into the second month of the year, and there are more than a few of us who'd just love to skip this one out because of two little words:...

Would You Go On A Mirror Fast To Improve How You Feel About Your Looks?

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Kelsey | Posted 09.06.2012 | Canada Style

Wondering what the latest beauty trend for fall is? It could be mirror fasting. The "movement" started, claims The Guardian, when bloggers like Aut...

How to Raise a Confident Girl in a World of Photoshopped Models

Erika Katz | Posted 09.04.2012 | Canada Living
Erika Katz

My daughter does not even read magazines but the girls on television that are popular are impossibly thin while the heavier girl is either funny or obnoxious. These images trickle into our children's minds and they meanly call other kids fat or tell them they are not pretty. As a parent, how do you build your child's self esteem when it feels the world is trying to destroy it? Here are some tips that I have found really help girls to be positive and confident.