As parents, it goes without saying that we just want the best for our children. Being worried about their health is just one of our many concerns. But sometimes, we can say things that don't seem like a big deal but end up really hurting our kids' self-esteem and confidence. When it comes to parenting, we need to be really careful about what we say (and how we say it) because our words can have a lasting effect. For starters, if you're really worried about your daughter's weight, there's a right way and a wrong way to say it without hurting her feelings. Using the word "fat" can be destructive to her self-esteem unless it's for educational purposes.
We're pretty sure that we've all had those days where we feel so anxious over trying to make a decision that we end up driving ourselves crazy. But what we don't realize is that having to constantly second-guess ourselves over everything we do can really hurt our self-esteem. Instead of trusting ourselves, we spend so much time worrying about if we really do have the right answer or how we will come across if we do something. The only way that we'll ever be happy with ourselves is if we work on our confidence.
We're going to be honest. Gathering up the courage to ask your boss for a raise is probably as nerve racking as being chosen for the hunger games — Once you're in, you don't know if there's a way out. But it really shouldn't be that way. Women have faced unfair pay rates for years; we work hard for our money so why shouldn't we fight for the pay that we deserve?
There's no question that we can all use a little reassurance from time to time but constantly requiring affirmation is a major turnoff (not to mention a total hit to your partner's sex drive). If you often find yourself asking him "Does this make me look fat?" or "Do you see the roll over my jeans?", we're going to have to stop you right there because this intervention is more than necessary.
Now that you've finally brought your precious gift home and you're settling into a routine, you find yourself wanting to spend some time with friends... away from the house. How soon after having a baby can you go out with your friends and not feel guilty?
There is no heart-wrenching feeling than going through a divorce with a person who was supposed to be your soulmate for life. What happens after the dust has settled and the forever that you were promised disappears? Liza Caldwell and Kimberly Mishkin (of Support And Solutions For Women) let you know that you have a lot to look forward to.
Do you dread shopping for new clothes? When you look in the mirror, do you see yourself as "fat" and "ugly" in anything you try on? Are you worried that you'll never come to terms with your body? Even though we know that we should love ourselves no matter or size, shape or color, it can be hard to remember that in the heat of the moment. That's why these tips from a personal development coach are just what the doctor ordered!
For all of the ladies out there that have trouble accepting their age, this one's for you. You should never feel less confident in your beauty just because you're getting older. After all, there's a reason why the adage "Age is nothing but a number" is so popular! By practicing self love, you'll come to see that the older you get, the more beautiful you become.
Are you worried that your man doesn't find you attractive anymore? Do you find yourself looking for different ways to turn him on like you used to? In this video, Relationship Coach and YourTango Expert LiYana Silver dishes the secret of what men are most attracted to in a woman. Contrary to popular belief, physical attraction isn't the only aspect that goes into keeping his attention.
Celebrities and the average woman alike tend to obsess about what they look like and how others view them. Sometimes, this is fun—like shopping for new clothes or trying different makeup. But other times, it leads to negative feelings like, "I'm not pretty, skinny or tall enough." Does every woman battle with these image issues?