Soft love is breeding a generation of bullies

first_imgHerald Sun 30 May 2012Lavishing children with praise and constantly pumping up self-esteem is breeding a generation of bullies, groundbreaking research reveals. Prof Helen McGrath from RMIT, a key player in Australia’s anti-bullying policies, says mums, dads and educators have spent too much time telling kids that “darling, everything you do is wonderful”. Rather than giving children “trophies for coming seventh, eighth and ninth”, they instead need a good old-fashioned dose of reality – including in their school reports, she said. “The silliest thing you can tell children is, ‘If you set your mind to it, you can do anything you want’,” Prof McGrath said…Prof McGrath said new international studies were showing kids with inflated self-esteem were more likely to be ringleaders in bullying, while those with high self-respect – which she believes can be taught in classrooms – are more likely to help tackle the problem of bullying. Well-meaning parents and teachers had been unwittingly contributing to the problem for 30 years through the “failed self-esteem movement”, she said. read more

Tipp gunning for the Lilywhites

first_imgTipperary take on Kildare this afternoon to see who will get to play Kerry in  the All Ireland final.Tipp have so far beaten Clare, Waterford and Galway en route and will come up against a formidable Kildare team.Tipp FM analyst and former Tipp and Kildare footballer Brian Lacey says this is a great oppurtunity for Tipp to get back to another All Ireland final Throw in is at 1.30  and the game will be broadcast live here on Tipp FM in association with John Corbett Motor Village, Thurles.last_img

LeSean McCoy agrees deal with Tom Brady’s Buccaneers

first_img“He’s very excited to play with established vets like Brady and Gronk in trying to win another championship,” McCoy’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, told ESPN.Day— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) July 31, 2020McCoy averaged 4.6 yards per carry in 2019 — his best production in three seasons — but amassed just 465 rushing yards and four touchdowns, and his days as a feature back appear behind him.The 32-year-old has six 1,000-yard rushing seasons, including four in six years with the Eagles, who drafted him in the second round in 2009. LeSean McCoy will team up with Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski after agreeing to join the Buccaneers, the veteran running back’s agent said.McCoy has been a free agent following his release from the Chiefs, for whom the 11-year veteran was a healthy scratch for their Super Bowl 54 victory over the 49ers. The six-time Pro Bowler, who had previously talked about returning to his original team, the Eagles, is now headed to the Buccaneers on a one-year deal.last_img read more