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Self Concept

Hugs Banned in Portland Oregon Middle School? – Daily Buzz – Jada Collins

How close is too close? A middle school in Portland, Oregon shocked the nation when the principal banned “hugging!” USA Today highlighted the ban on hugs and stated that there is a national trend in setting restrictions on disorderly and troublesome conduct in public schools. So, the question still remains, “how close is too close?” […]

10 Tips to Improve Self-Concept – We’re not Fat! We’re Fabulous!

Is bigger better? Some fuller figured women are repulsed by the thought of using plus sized models for product ads.

Various studies show that body image is directly related to self-esteem issues in young women; however, a new study at Arizona State University found that plus-size models can not sell products as effectively as thinner models. […]

12 Media Self-Esteem Test Questions: How Media Influences Body Image

Images of the female body are used to market everything! Toothpaste, shampoo, cola and sports cars! Beautiful women—and every body part—sell almost anything from potato chips to sport cars. Female celebrities and entertainers are becoming thinner, taller and younger. Fashion magazines are saturated with articles suggesting that if a woman can simply lose weight or […]

5 Tips for Battling Sexual Addictions

What does Desperate Housewives, Sex and the City, The Hills, 90210 and the ABC show Dirty Sexy Money all have in common? You guessed it – sex! We are inundated with so many explicit messages from Hollywood about sex. In a culture obsessed with sex, it might seem surprising that we don’t hear more about […]

4 Ways Troubled Marriages Produce Troubled Kids

Do you value your children’s future? Of course you do! That is why it is important to give them a fighting chance at approaching life in a healthy and balanced way. You can begin by modeling to them what a healthy and balanced marriage looks like.

1. Tension and fighting between parents takes a heavy toll […]