How to Raise Confident Teenage Girls (VIDEO)

[ 0 ] April 13, 2012 |

Are we seeing a lack of confidence in teenage girls? Is there too much focus on reality-star type celebrities? What can we do to help our daughters have better self-esteem?

Dr. Janet Taylor, a clinical psychiatrist, contributing editor BeWell.com and mother of four daughters, recently appeared on “The Today Show,” with host Ann Curry and guest host Sarah Palin, to talk about the importance fathers play in helping their daughters feel confident in themselves.

“Self-esteem is a ratio of success to expectations,” Dr. Taylor said. “When we hear them talking and making comments about reality stars, we have to focus them back on their own strengths and their own values and we have to look at ourselves, as mothers, and what we teach them.”

Related: ‘Bully’: A Documentary’s Fight to End Child Bullying

Watch Dr. Janet Taylor on “The Today Show” below:

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

  • For more daily expert updates, follow genConnect on Twitter and Facebook.
  • To stay on top of Janet Taylor’s latest posts, as well as the contributions from other experts on the site: Sign Up for genConnect.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Category: Parenting, Relationships, Views on the News

Dr. Janet Taylor

About Dr. Janet Taylor: LLuminari Expert Network, Contributing Editor BeWell.com, Psychiatrist in Private Practice, Board Chair of the National Black Women's Health Imperative, Former member of the Blue Ribbon Advisory Board for PepsiCo, a contributor to O, The Oprah [...]
View author profile.

Comments are closed.