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September 20, 2022 by Eric Stillman 0 comments

Tear down those affirmation posters!

Last week I went to our town high school’s open house in order to meet some of my children’s teachers. One thing I was struck by as I toured the school was what felt to me like an insane number of posters lining the walls that were designed to boost the students’ self-esteem. Wall after wall was plastered with phrases like “Instead of saying ‘this is too hard’ say ‘I can do hard things!’” and “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think.” With all the affirmation and positivity everywhere a student looks, you would think the school would be filled with confident, high-achieving children! So why are the rates of anxiety and depression higher than ever?...Keep Reading

Posted in: Culture Tags: Identity, Self-esteem