ERIC Number: ED361632
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Sep
I'm Positive: Growing Up with Self-Esteem.
Kansas State Univ., Manhattan. Cooperative Extension Service.
This document presents "I'm Positive: Growing Up With Self-Esteem," an informal, personal study course designed to strengthen the reader's ability to nurture self-esteem in children from birth through adolescence. Special emphasis is given to four parenting skills: acceptance, encouragement, empowerment, and love. Weekly activities are provided that will help readers apply what they learn to their relationships with children. Six sections are included in this workbook and readers are encouraged to spend approximately one week considering each of the six sections. The Week 1 section provides an introduction to self-esteem. The Week 2 section contends that parents' beliefs about themselves will influence their effectiveness in nurturing self-esteem in their children. Week 3 focuses on the first core belief underlying self-esteem - that others appreciate one's uniqueness and want to be with him/her. Week 4 concentrates on the second core belief underlying self-esteem - the conviction that the future holds promise. Week 5 focuses on the third belief - the conviction that one has influence in relationships and in one's life. Week 6 emphasizes the fourth belief underlying self-esteem - the conviction that one can give and receive affection, can nurture and be nurtured by others. Also included are a list of 100 ways for a parent to say "Very good!" to their child and a list of recommended readings. (NB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Univ., Manhattan. Cooperative Extension Service.
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