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ERIC Number: ED438950
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 131
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-57542-068-6
Stick Up for Yourself! Every Kid's Guide to Personal Power and Positive Self-Esteem. Revised and Updated.
Kaufman, Gershen; Raphael, Lev; Espeland, Pamela
Based on the view that real self-esteem is grounded in facts and truths, real achievements, and real competencies, this book helps children 8 to 12 years old understand the importance of knowing, valuing, and being oneself while striving to do what is right. The book contains kid- friendly, practical, fun, and easy-to-use methods to help children develop the personal power they need to make the right choices every day. Part 1 of the book concerns personal power and focuses on five ways to get and use personal power: (1) being responsible for one's behavior and feelings; (2) making choices and understanding the difference between realistic and unrealistic expectations; (3) getting to know oneself; (4) getting and using power in one's relationships, including help in dealing with authority figures, parents, peers, and bullies; and (5) learning to live happily ever after by keeping a daily "happiness list." Part 2 centers on self-esteem, noting that self-esteem is not conceit, arrogance, or superiority, and that children are responsible for their own self-esteem. This part includes a self-quiz on self-esteem so children can see how this concept influences their everyday lives. Also included is an "I-Did-It" list that helps children recognize their own positive thoughts and "estimable" deeds and recognize that action creates pride in oneself. (KB)
Free Spirit Publishing, 400 First Avenue North, Suite 616, Minneapolis, MN 55401-1724 ($11.95). Tel: 612-338-2068; Fax: 612-337-5050; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: N/A