ERIC Number: ED453493
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Self-Esteem and the 6-Second Secret. Updated Edition.
This book provides an opportunity to look at self esteem from a different point of view. It uses clear, easy-to-understand examples of what lowers self esteem, and what promotes it. It begins with an explanation of positive attention, an essential building block of self-esteem for children. Several examples are given of negative feedback and how it can be re-phrased in positive ways. The differences between talking at children and really listening to what they have to say are discussed. The book describes how compliments are often sandwiched between criticisms, and explains how to give praise without hurting. This volume can be used by teachers, counselors, administrators, health care personnel, and parents. There is nothing documented that tells exactly how to give another person a sense of self-worth, but when adults model the goals of self-respect, caring for themselves, and developing a sense of inner worth, they convey essential lessons on how to develop positive self esteem. (JDM)
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Elementary Secondary Education, Feedback, Interpersonal Relationship, Parent Child Relationship, Self Concept, Self Esteem
Corwin Press, Inc., A Sage Publications Co., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-2218 ($16.95). Tel: 800-818-7243 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.corwinpress.com.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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