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Keys to developing your child's self-esteem
Pickhardt, Carl E., 1939-
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Hauppauge, NY : Barron's, 2000.
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xii, 174 pages ; 21 cm.
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Barron's Parenting Keys offer expert advice to moms and dads who must cope with raising children in our demanding contemporary environment. These books speak to today's parents with answers to today's problems. Keys to Developing Your Child's Self-Esteem emphasizes ways to encourage learning, resolve conflict, foster creativity, develop competence, teach character, manage emotions, cope with stress, think positively, and enjoy competition. See Backlist page 24 for the complete list of Barron's Parenting Keys.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. vii
Part 1 The Fundamentals of Self-Esteem
1 What Is Self-Esteem?: Two Concepts in Onep. 1
2 Responsibility: Who Is In Charge of a Child's Self-Esteem?p. 5
3 Growth: The Ongoing Challenge for Self-Esteemp. 10
4 Education: The Risks of Learningp. 14
5 Parental Self-Esteem: How the Model Mattersp. 18
6 Similarity and Self-Esteem: The "Good" Child and the "Bad"p. 23
Part 2 Self-Esteem and Family Functioning
7 Communication: Speaking Up to Othersp. 28
8 Courtesy: Little Things Mean a Lotp. 34
9 Conflict: Fighting to Preserve Self-Esteemp. 38
10 Correction: Choices and Consequencesp. 44
Part 3 Nurturing Self-Esteem During Childhood
11 Helping: Giving Assistance Can Enhance Self-Esteemp. 51
12 Money: Can Self-Esteem Be Bought?p. 55
13 Creativity: Imagination Can Nourish Self-Esteemp. 61
14 Competence: Learning to Cope Can Support Self-Esteemp. 65
15 Competition: Contests Can Build Self-Esteemp. 70
Part 4 School and Self-Esteem
16 The Importance of Grades: The Evidence of Capacityp. 75
17 The Power of Peers: The Impact of Social Crueltyp. 81
18 ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder): When Attending and Complying Are Hard to Dop. 86
Part 5 Nurturing Self-Esteem During Adolescence
19 The Hard Half of Growing Up: Pitfalls on the Way to Independencep. 92
20 Male and Female: Sex Role Definitions Make a Differencep. 98
21 Heterosexual or Homosexual: Orientation Makes a Differencep. 104
Part 6 Destroyers of Self-Esteem
22 Social Oppression: When Minority Status Is Disadvantagedp. 109
23 Depression: When Self-Worth Is Lostp. 115
24 Substance Abuse and Addiction: When Self-Medication Injures Self-Esteemp. 121
25 Abandonment and Abuse: When Commitment Failsp. 128
Part 7 Teaching Life Skills for Enhancing Self-Esteem
26 Character and Self-Esteem: Living on Good Terms with Oneselfp. 134
27 Emotions and Self-Esteem: Feelings as Good Informants but Bad Advisersp. 138
28 Thinking and Self-Esteem: Making Up One's Mindp. 142
29 Expectations and Self-Esteem: Anticipation, Motivation, and Adequacyp. 146
30 Stress and Self-Esteem: Maintaining Energy and Limiting Changep. 152
Questions and Answersp. 159
Glossaryp. 166
Suggested Readingp. 168
Indexp. 170