I’ve never been a big proponent of the Self-Esteem Movement, which was just hitting its stride when I was starting grade school. Luckily, my parents weren’t big on it, either. I was raised like a “normal” kid: credit when necessary, not ad nauseum.
This commentary ever-so-eloquently speaks to the flaws of the Self-Esteem Movement and how it has negatively impacted an entire generation. I would say it’s the biggest reason why my generation is so narcissistic.
Hopefully, this brings us back to the days of tough-love parenting.