self-respect

Building Self-Respect in Children

While Susan is taking a few weeks break from writing new Susan’s Musings posts, we are pleased to bring you one of her past articles (originally published in 2018 in our Practical Parenting section). Enjoy! Chase, the father of a five-year-old girl as well as two boys, aged three and one, wrote to my husband and me...

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The Man in the Glass

I’ve written about how Justice William C. Goodloe set our family on a path of appreciating poetry. One of the first poems he recited for us, and set our children to memorizing, came to mind when we were answering an Ask the Rabbi question. I thought I would share it with you. (This is the version...

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Building Self-Respect in Children

Chase, the father of a five-year-old girl as well as two boys, aged three and one, wrote to my husband and me asking how to build self-respect in his children. Chase read an ‘Ask the Rabbi’ answer we wrote on the topic of self-esteem vs. self-respect, but is looking for more practical advice – perfect...

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What’s wrong with self-esteem?

I heard you briefly refer to self esteem and the idea of promoting self-esteem versus self-respect on your weekly Podcast.  I grew up in the era of self esteem, however, my parents always spoke of respect. Please go into detail on your thoughts as to why promoting self-esteem degrades oneself. Thank you,  Lane (father of...

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