Magazine article Work & Family Life

Encouraging Young Children's Positive Self Concept

Magazine article Work & Family Life

Encouraging Young Children's Positive Self Concept

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How do children gain confidence through play? What are the keys to understanding and responding to each child's individual temperament? How do you help young children recognize, express and deal with their feelings constructively?

These are some of the important questions we need to answer in order to encourage young children's positive view of themselves. In this unique new book, Myself, My Family, My Friends, there are short articles by 26 early childhood experts, all of which will help you guide your child to a strong, enduring sense of self esteem and competence.

As the title suggests, many building blocks go into the formation of a child's positive self concept. Accordingly, sections of the book focus on topics such as how parents' expectations influence boys and girls differently, ways to help preschoolers learn social skills and the importance of family rituals and traditions. The book shows how improving a preschooler's self esteem also improves his behavior and how to encourage good manners in a humorous and entertaining way. …

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