About Polly Young-Eisendrath

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Polly Young-Eisendrath, Ph.D., is an engaging and imaginative speaker, a Jungian analyst, a psychologist and an author. An experienced clinician and teacher, she is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Vermont and Consultant in Leadership Development at Norwich University. With a fulltime practice in central Vermont and a busy speaking schedule, Polly also recently released her latest book, The Self-Esteem Trap, which is premised on the idea too many parents have that each child is special, a winner, with the potential to be great. Although this expectation causes great suffering in individuals and families, it has been almost impossible to challenge. The expectation is founded on the illusion that everyone has an extraordinary potential for creativity or genius or achievement that needs only to be unlocked in order for greatness to happen. When you assume that everyone has something extraordinary to contribute to life, then being ordinary is an embarrassment. This way of thinking has produced a generation of parents, children, teens, and young adults who are caught in...The Self-Esteem Trap.

Polly has published 13 other books that have been translated into more than 20 languages, including The Resilient Spirit, Women and Desire, and The Cambridge Companion to Jung. She is available for presentations for the general public, media, parent groups, and professionals in education or mental health, as well as for workshops and consultations.

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How Parents Can Help Kids Avoid the 'Self-Esteem Trap'

How Parents Can Help Kids Avoid the ‘Self-Esteem Trap’

August 5, 2015 with

Too many parents in this day and age expect their kids to be perfect; how you can avoid falling into this trap

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