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ERIC Number: ED438102
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 317
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-881425-07-X
My Self, My Family, My Friends: 26 Experts Explore Young Children's Self-Esteem.
Farber, Betty, Ed.
Based on the assumption that a belief in one's worth and competence will encourage children's achievement and protect against failure, this book for parents presents guidelines and activities for helping to guide children to a strong, enduring sense of self-esteem and competence. Section 1 describes the building blocks of self-esteem, focusing on ways to encourage young children's positive view of themselves. Section 2 highlights children as individuals, discussing the role of temperament and the importance of observation for understanding children. Section 3 presents information on growth and development, including developmental milestones, competence, answering children's questions about pregnancy and related topics, and gender considerations and parental expectations. Section 4 deals with balancing activities and relaxation for young children. Section 5 concerns feelings and presents activities for identifying emotions and for helping children experience happiness, joy, and hope. Section 6 lists activities for encouraging young children's positive views of family through family rituals and traditions, pride in heritage, harmonious family relationships, and caring for pets. Section 7 presents activities for encouraging positive views of friends and incorporates activities for building social skills and cooperation. Section 8 deals with caring and consideration for others and contains activities for teaching civility and manners. Each section lists resources for adults and for children. (KB)
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Foreward by Neala S. Schwartzberg.