Positive Self-Talk for Children

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780553351989
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 11/1/1993
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.07 (w) x 9.17 (h) x 0.97 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction xi
How to Use This Book xv
Affirmation Subject Index xvii
Part I The Power of the Spoken Word
Chapter 1 Sticks and Stones Will Break My Bones, But Words Will Wound Me Forever 3
Chapter 2 Affirmations: The Power of Positive Speaking 8
Chapter 3 Introducing Positive Self-Talk to Children 15
Chapter 4 Positive Self-Talk for the Adult Caregiver 29
Positive Self-Talk for Parents 30
Anger Management 36
Breaking the Cycle of Verbal Abuse: Stop Using Words That Hurt 40
Positive Self-Talk for Teachers and Counselors 53
Part II Positive Self-Talk for Self-Esteem and Emotional Well-Being
Chapter 5 Using Positive Self-Talk to Build Self-Esteem 65
Chapter 6 Positive Self-Talk for Physical Health, Body Image, and Athletic Performance 74
Positive Self-Talk for a Child's Body Image 76
Positive Self-Talk for Athletic Performance 78
Chapter 7 Positive Self-Talk for Learning and Academics 84
Chapter 8 What to Say When You Are Scared: Positive Self-Talk for Childhood Fears 105
Chapter 9 What to Say When You Are Sad: Positive Self-Talk for Coping with Loss and Divorce 126
Affirmations for Specific Types of Loss 131
Chapter 10 What to Say When You Are Mad: Positive Self-Talk for Anger Management 142
Chapter 11 What to Say When You Are Teased: Positive Self-Talk for Responding to Put-Downs 153
The Role of the Adult Witness 156
Part III Affirmations for Specific Developmental Stages
Chapter 12 Prenatal Affirmations 165
Affirmations for Labor and Delivery 168
Chapter 13 Affirming the Infant (0 to 9 Months) 178
Chapter 14 Affirming the Toddler (9 Months to 2 1/2 Years) 184
Chapter 15 Affirming the Preschooler (Ages 2 1/2 to 6 Years) 197
Chapter 16 Affirming the School-Age Child (Ages 6 to Puberty) 205
Chapter 17 Affirming the Adolescent 215
Part IV Positive Self-Talk for Children with Special Needs
Chapter 18 Positive Self-Talk for the Child with a Physical, Emotional, or Learning Disability 237
Positive Self-Talk for the Child with a Learning Disability 246
Positive Self-Talk for the Child with an Emotional or Behavioral Disability 251
Affirming Children with Attention-Deficit Disorders 258
Chapter 19 Positive Self-Talk for the Child from a Chemically Dependent Family 263
Chapter 20 Positive Self-Talk for the Child Who Has Been Physically, Sexually, or Emotionally Abused 274
Beginning the Recovery from Child Abuse 277
Chapter 21 Positive Self-Talk for the At-Risk and Acting-Out Child 294
Chapter 22 Positive Self-Talk for the Adopted and Foster Child 307
Affirming the Child Adopted at Birth 307
Affirming the Foster and Special-Needs Adoptive Child 311
Affirming the Foster Parent and Special-Needs Adoptive Parent 319
Epilogue 324
Suggested Reading 326
Additional Resources 329
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