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Title:
100 ways to build self-esteem and teach values
Author:
Loomans, Diana, 1955-
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
Full esteem ahead
Publication Information:
Tiburon, Calif. : H.J. Kramer ; Novato, Calif. : New World Library, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
376 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Originally published: Full esteem ahead. Tiburon, Calif. : H.J. Kramer, c1994.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781932073010
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Book

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Summary

A practical and inspiring guide to building self-esteem for people of all ages. Offers an encyclopedia of hands-on exercises, charts, heartwarming stories, poetry, and quotes to help parents and children learn basic tools for cultivating mutual respect, recognition, and independence. The mother and daughter authors write with the premise that "self-esteem is like good nutrition #150; the more our children have it, the healthier and stronger they become." Making profound ideas playful and practical, they draw on their own life experiences to offer advice on topics such as creative storytelling, using affirmations, and finding heroes, as well as innovative tools such as: One-Minute Love Connections, Esteem Themes, The Paying Attention Game, The Story of You, Be Here Now Holiday.


Author Notes

Diana Loomans is the creator of The Laughing Classroom programs, and has been a pioneer in the field of innovative learning for more than twenty years. As a college teacher, she has developed and taught numerous cutting-edge programs for various universities, and has cultivated a reputation as a dynamic presenter - leaving participants inspired, roused and highly motivated. She is the author of several bestsellers including, The Lovables, Positively Mother Goose, and Full Esteem Ahead, andhas appeared on hundreds of television and radio shows as a nationally recognized speaker and author. She is the director of Global Learning and The Quantum Success Coaching Institute in Los Angeles.

Julia Loomans wrote the excerpts for this book at ages fifteen and sixteen. Her short stories have appeared in Hot Chocolate for the Mystical Soul, Chicken Soup for the College Soul, and Hot Chocolate for the Mystical Teen.


Table of Contents

Jack CanfieldSky Schultz, Ph.D.
Forewordp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. xvii
Chapter 1 Esteem Each Day
Ten Caring Ways to Connect with Children Each Dayp. 2
Cross My Heart and Hope to Fly!p. 3
1. Creating a Happy Homep. 5
2. One-Minute Love Connectionsp. 9
3. Empathy Each Dayp. 12
4. Love Notesp. 18
5. Everyday Etiquettep. 20
6. The Gift of Acknowledgmentp. 24
7. Reframe It!p. 27
8. The Life Celebrations Bookp. 33
9. Esteem Theme of the Weekp. 35
10. Silent and Powerful Messagesp. 37
Esteem Each Day Chartp. 40
Chapter 2 Esteem Each Night
Angel Watchp. 42
As I Watch You Sleepp. 43
11. Bedtime Blessingsp. 45
12. Touching Momentsp. 48
13. Creative Storytellingp. 50
14. Imagine That!p. 52
15. Song of Selfp. 54
16. The Paying Attention Gamep. 56
17. Super Sleep Tapep. 59
18. Concert Readingp. 62
19. Remembering Dreamsp. 64
20. Plan the Day in a Positive Way!p. 67
Esteem Each Night Chartp. 69
Chapter 3 "Esteeming" with Pride: Positive Self-Management
What All Children Want Their Parents to Knowp. 72
Silverstar the Unicornp. 73
21. Teaching Children a Wellness Lifestylep. 75
22. Using Affirmationsp. 84
23. Super Study Areap. 87
24. Setting Goalsp. 90
25. Good Timingp. 94
26. The Weekly Planp. 97
27. Project Planningp. 100
28. Journalingp. 104
29. Creating Clear Agreementsp. 106
30. Successful Money Managementp. 110
"Esteeming" with Pride Chartp. 114
Chapter 4 Learning Esteem
Children Love to Learn when They Learn with Love!p. 116
Einstein the Secondp. 117
31. Homework Applausep. 119
32. Fun Factsp. 122
33. Art Appreciationp. 125
34. Reading and Literaturep. 128
35. Music Appreciationp. 131
36. World Travel, News, and Geographyp. 135
37. Finding Heroesp. 138
38. Memory Gamesp. 142
39. The Outrageous Exercisep. 146
40. Imagery Toolsp. 148
Learning Esteem Chartp. 152
Chapter 5 Playful Esteem
The Playful Bill of Rightsp. 154
Is Froggie Home?p. 155
41. Play Nightp. 157
42. The Laughing Boardp. 160
43. Questions from the Wildp. 162
44. The Hats in the Housep. 164
45. Amusing Mascotsp. 166
46. Food Funp. 168
47. "Mirthwhile" Messagesp. 171
48. From Humdrum to Funp. 173
49. Fun Interviewsp. 175
50. Letting Out Your Own Playful Childp. 177
Playful Esteem Chartp. 180
Chapter 6 "Letting Off Esteem": Creative Conflict Resolution
The Ten Commandments of Controlp. 182
The London Ladiesp. 183
51. Spare the Rod and Love the Child!p. 185
52. Reversing Rolesp. 192
53. Catch That Feeling!p. 193
54. Power Playp. 195
55. Freeze!p. 198
56. Moving Right Alongp. 200
57. Character Playp. 202
58. Picture This!p. 204
59. Teaching Children Conflict Resolution Skillsp. 206
60. Becoming Realp. 211
"Letting Off Esteem" Chartp. 214
Chapter 7 Esteem Extras
If I Had My Child to Raise Over Againp. 216
Painting with Lovep. 217
61. Star Gazingp. 220
62. Five Thingsp. 222
63. The Story of Youp. 225
64. Creative "I Love Yous"p. 227
65. The Hobby Habitp. 229
66. Self-Poetryp. 231
67. The Greetings Boxp. 234
68. Changing Family Mind-Setsp. 236
69. For No Reason At Allp. 238
70. Mission Esteemp. 240
Esteem Extras Chartp. 242
Chapter 8 Esteem Holidays
Full Esteem Ahead!p. 244
One Hundred Strokes for Youp. 245
71. Holidays from around the Worldp. 247
72. Learning Adventure Dayp. 250
73. Backwards Dayp. 253
74. Exploring Nature Dayp. 255
75. Celebrating You Dayp. 258
76. Animal Adventure Dayp. 261
77. Career Visits Holidayp. 263
78. Hometown Adventure Holidayp. 265
79. Treasure Mapping Holidayp. 268
80. Be Here Now Holidayp. 271
Esteem Holidays Chartp. 274
Chapter 9 Global Esteem
You Are a Lovable Little Planetp. 276
Teachers of Peacep. 277
81. Celebrating Cultural Differencesp. 279
82. What's Going Right in the World?p. 283
83. Special Service Dayp. 285
84. Ecology Each Dayp. 288
85. Exploring the Wonders of the Earthp. 293
86. Glimpses of the Futurep. 298
87. Creation Celebrationp. 302
88. The Last Great Placesp. 307
89. Five Minutes a Day for World Peacep. 310
90. New World Thinkingp. 313
Global Esteem Chartp. 316
Chapter 10 Spiritual Esteem
For the Caretakers of the Childrenp. 318
Nicholas Websterp. 319
91. Religions around the Worldp. 322
92. The Gratitude Attitudep. 325
93. Angel Deedsp. 327
94. Rituals and Rites of Passagep. 330
95. Peaceful Placep. 334
96. Helping Children Cope with Trauma, Loss, and Deathp. 336
97. Meditationp. 344
98. Books of Timeless Wisdomp. 349
99. Spiritual Retreatp. 354
100. Teachers and Guidesp. 357
Spiritual Esteem Chartp. 361
Resource Guide
Recommended Readingp. 363
Other Resourcesp. 369
About the Authorsp. 375