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4.1 Self-Esteem Toolset

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  THIS CHAPTER IS IN THE PROCESS OF BEING REFORMATTED FOR WEB TRANSLATION. THE TEXT IN THE GRAPHICS MAY BE MISSING OR EMBEDDED ENGLISH UNTIL THIS PROCESS IS FINISHED.  PLEASE REFER TO THE PDF FOR GRAPHIC TEXT UNTIL THIS MESSAGE IS DELETED. Please remember that you signed a Non-Disclosure Agreement before being granted access to this content. You have my permission to reprint this content for your personal use only. If you want to reprint or distribute this to others, please complete & submit a reprint request form. Thank you!– Jody Johnston Pawel, LSW, CFLE, The Parent’s Toolshop,... (Read More ...)

4.2 Self-Esteem Tools (1)

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  SELF-ESTEEM  TOOLS Some parenting resources say self-esteem is overrated; they are confusing self-image and ego-esteem with self-esteem. Most credible parenting resources talk about the importance of self-esteem. Few, however, offer clear, specific guidelines for how parents can think, talk, and act, without accidentally praising, pressuring, or discouraging children. Here are some specific tools and suggestions to help us meet our goal of building self-esteem in ourselves and our children.   Show  Unconditional  Love People can use praise as a reward or to control others. Praise sends... (Read More ...)

4.3 Self-Esteem Tools (2)

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   Describe,  Don’t  Judge  or  Label ✰✰✰✰ It is a common misconception that people like praise. If we look at how we react to compliments, we’ll see that we often feel uncomfortable or embarrassed. Why do we make excuses or deny compliments such as “You’re hair always looks so perfect” or “You’re such a good singer”? We feel good, but we also doubt their judgment. We might say, “Well, I wouldn’t say it’s perfect” or “Good singer?” Praise often sounds insincere. Sometimes our discomfort comes from feeling pressured to perform well the next time, since... (Read More ...)

4.4 Self-Esteem Tips, Summary, Practice

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  IS  PRAISE  EVER  OKAY?  Okay, by now your healthy paranoia is in full bloom. You are probably saying, “I’ve been praising my children their whole lives! I had no idea that my efforts to make them feel better could be making them feel bad!” Whoa! Take it easy. First, if the worst thing you ever do in parenting is to praise rather than   Chapter 4: Self-Esteem Toolset                                                                                   105   encourage, you still get a gold star. Remember, we are looking at more effective and less... (Read More ...)