In this BBC report there are concerns that we are now turning out a nation of narcissistic kids. To my mind there is a balance between self-esteem and over-inflated ego. We all like to have fond imaginings about ourselves and our capabilities, but sooner or later we have to discover that we are not as fit/clever/witty etc., as we'd like to think. But if we don't train kids to accept themselves within their own parameters, or worse, drop the standards so that nobody's self-esteem takes a knock, we are not giving them resilience. It's a sort of psychological cotton wool. But isn't this part of the Celeb culture, the instant success, and the don't-diss-my-fambly attitude?! :?