100 Ways to Build Self Esteem and Teach Values


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 – the more our children have it, the healthier and stronger they become." Making profound ideas playful and practical, they draw on ...
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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 – 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932073010
  • Publisher: Kramer, H. J., Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/5/2002
  • Series: Loomans, Diane Series
  • Pages: 376
  • Sales rank: 962,502
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 1.15 (d)

Meet the Author

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, and has 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.

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Table of Contents

Foreword xi
Acknowledgments xiii
Introduction xvii
Chapter 1 Esteem Each Day
Ten Caring Ways to Connect with Children Each Day 2
Cross My Heart and Hope to Fly! 3
1. Creating a Happy Home 5
2. One-Minute Love Connections 9
3. Empathy Each Day 12
4. Love Notes 18
5. Everyday Etiquette 20
6. The Gift of Acknowledgment 24
7. Reframe It! 27
8. The Life Celebrations Book 33
9. Esteem Theme of the Week 35
10. Silent and Powerful Messages 37
Esteem Each Day Chart 40
Chapter 2 Esteem Each Night
Angel Watch 42
As I Watch You Sleep 43
11. Bedtime Blessings 45
12. Touching Moments 48
13. Creative Storytelling 50
14. Imagine That! 52
15. Song of Self 54
16. The Paying Attention Game 56
17. Super Sleep Tape 59
18. Concert Reading 62
19. Remembering Dreams 64
20. Plan the Day in a Positive Way! 67
Esteem Each Night Chart 69
Chapter 3 "Esteeming" with Pride: Positive Self-Management
What All Children Want Their Parents to Know 72
Silverstar the Unicorn 73
21. Teaching Children a Wellness Lifestyle 75
22. Using Affirmations 84
23. Super Study Area 87
24. Setting Goals 90
25. Good Timing 94
26. The Weekly Plan 97
27. Project Planning 100
28. Journaling 104
29. Creating Clear Agreements 106
30. Successful Money Management 110
"Esteeming" with Pride Chart 114
Chapter 4 Learning Esteem
Children Love to Learn when They Learn with Love! 116
Einstein the Second 117
31. Homework Applause 119
32. Fun Facts 122
33. Art Appreciation 125
34. Reading and Literature 128
35. Music Appreciation 131
36. World Travel, News, and Geography 135
37. Finding Heroes 138
38. Memory Games 142
39. The Outrageous Exercise 146
40. Imagery Tools 148
Learning Esteem Chart 152
Chapter 5 Playful Esteem
The Playful Bill of Rights 154
Is Froggie Home? 155
41. Play Night 157
42. The Laughing Board 160
43. Questions from the Wild 162
44. The Hats in the House 164
45. Amusing Mascots 166
46. Food Fun 168
47. "Mirthwhile" Messages 171
48. From Humdrum to Fun 173
49. Fun Interviews 175
50. Letting Out Your Own Playful Child 177
Playful Esteem Chart 180
Chapter 6 "Letting Off Esteem": Creative Conflict Resolution
The Ten Commandments of Control 182
The London Ladies 183
51. Spare the Rod and Love the Child! 185
52. Reversing Roles 192
53. Catch That Feeling! 193
54. Power Play 195
55. Freeze! 198
56. Moving Right Along 200
57. Character Play 202
58. Picture This! 204
59. Teaching Children Conflict Resolution Skills 206
60. Becoming Real 211
"Letting Off Esteem" Chart 214
Chapter 7 Esteem Extras
If I Had My Child to Raise Over Again 216
Painting with Love 217
61. Star Gazing 220
62. Five Things 222
63. The Story of You 225
64. Creative "I Love Yous" 227
65. The Hobby Habit 229
66. Self-Poetry 231
67. The Greetings Box 234
68. Changing Family Mind-Sets 236
69. For No Reason At All 238
70. Mission Esteem 240
Esteem Extras Chart 242
Chapter 8 Esteem Holidays
Full Esteem Ahead! 244
One Hundred Strokes for You 245
71. Holidays from around the World 247
72. Learning Adventure Day 250
73. Backwards Day 253
74. Exploring Nature Day 255
75. Celebrating You Day 258
76. Animal Adventure Day 261
77. Career Visits Holiday 263
78. Hometown Adventure Holiday 265
79. Treasure Mapping Holiday 268
80. Be Here Now Holiday 271
Esteem Holidays Chart 274
Chapter 9 Global Esteem
You Are a Lovable Little Planet 276
Teachers of Peace 277
81. Celebrating Cultural Differences 279
82. What's Going Right in the World? 283
83. Special Service Day 285
84. Ecology Each Day 288
85. Exploring the Wonders of the Earth 293
86. Glimpses of the Future 298
87. Creation Celebration 302
88. The Last Great Places 307
89. Five Minutes a Day for World Peace 310
90. New World Thinking 313
Global Esteem Chart 316
Chapter 10 Spiritual Esteem
For the Caretakers of the Children 318
Nicholas Webster 319
91. Religions around the World 322
92. The Gratitude Attitude 325
93. Angel Deeds 327
94. Rituals and Rites of Passage 330
95. Peaceful Place 334
96. Helping Children Cope with Trauma, Loss, and Death 336
97. Meditation 344
98. Books of Timeless Wisdom 349
99. Spiritual Retreat 354
100. Teachers and Guides 357
Spiritual Esteem Chart 361
Resource Guide
Recommended Reading 363
Other Resources 369
About the Authors 375
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2003

    Best Book About Good Parenting Ever!

    This book offers more suggestions on how to have fun with your kids, while giving them the gift of self-esteem, than any other book I've seen. I recommend it to all parents and educators who are looking for help with major issues or who would just like some tips about working with children. The ideas really do work!

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