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Temporary Visitor Restrictions

Because the number of influenza cases has significantly increased throughout the region, children age 12 and under may not visit patients effective Wednesday, January 8. This applies to all Wake Forest Baptist inpatient locations and will remain in effect until the number of flu cases decreases significantly.
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My Daughter Puts Herself Down -- How Can I Help Her?

My Daughter Puts Herself Down -- How Can I Help Her?

My daughter always puts herself down. She's very caring and smart, and I compliment her all the time, but nothing seems to work.
- Mike

Helping her see that others, like you, appreciate her qualities is a great start. You can also try to get her involved in activities like volunteering that encourage cooperation rather than competition. This will give her a taste of success and will show her what she is capable of accomplishing.

Most everyone has some self-doubt from time to time, but if your daughter's self-criticism is interfering with her life, a trained therapist can help uncover the reasons for her low self-esteem and suggest ways to improve it.

Reviewed by: D'Arcy Lyness, PhD
Date reviewed: January 2013