ERIC Number: ED367013
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Unmasking Positive Self-Esteem.
Psychological masks can become the accepted facade of people who struggle to camouflage their real selves. Sometimes parents label a child as "lazy" or "stupid"; teachers may follow suit by labeling a child "slow learner" or "uncooperative." Healthy self-esteem is based on three main concepts: "I am lovable; I am capable; I am unique." Students need to get in touch with that unique, capable, lovable self that is being suffocated by the masks they have created. Students can be empowered by helping them incorporate the following skills in their lives: (1) focus on the positive; (2) accept yourself; (3) take responsibility for actions/choices; and (4) choose to be happy. (NKA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Communication Strategies; Intrapersonal Communication; Self Talk; Student Empowerment
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Midwest Reading and Study Skills Conference (6th, Kansas City, MO, March 1-2, 1993).