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How to deal with parents who put you down

Original Question:

My mom is always comparing me to other people and my self-esteem is so low. Why do parents do this?

A girl wrote into me asking why her mother kept comparing her to other people and destroying her self-esteem. My answer got a huge response on Quora because it turns out lots of people have mean parents who make them feel bad about themselves. In this video, we explore why this happens, how to recognise it, and what you can to do to prevent your parents wrecking your confidence.

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