ERIC Number: ED327792
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Self-Esteem. Growing Pains: Sex Education for Parents. A Newsletter Series. Letter II.
Polulech, Joan Burgess; Nuttall, Paul
This document presents the second of five newsletters on sex education for parents. The newsletters were designed to help parents increase their ability to communicate with their adolescents about sexual issues. They explore the origins of the parents' feelings about sex; teach the importance of a healthy self-concept and how to build it in the adolescent; unravel the physical, social, and emotional mysteries of adolescence; and develop some skills that will help parents talk about sex with their adolescents. The specific goals of this newsletter on self-esteem are to help parents: (1) be able to define self-esteem and understand the relationship between a person's view of himself/herself and his or her behavior; (2) understand the impact of family and society on the development of self-esteem; (3) know the four conditions necessary for positive self-esteem; (4) be able to identify some ways to create positive self-esteem in one's child; and (5) understand the importance of liking oneself as a prerequisite to helping others like themselves. The newsletter is presented in workbook format with spaces provided for parents to write answers to questions and exercises. It concludes with a reference list and a short list of suggested readings for parents. (NB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Interpersonal Communication, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parent Role, Self Esteem, Sex Education, Sexuality
Agricultural Publications, 1376 Storrs Road, The University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269-4035 ($4.00 for set of 5; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Univ., Storrs. Cooperative Extension Service.
Note: For related documents, see CG 023 095-099.