Raising Your Child's Inner Self-Esteem: The Authoritative Guide from Infancy Through the Teen Years


For any parent worried about self-esteem, this is a full-service guide on what to watch for and what can be done to bring up a confident child

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For any parent worried about self-esteem, this is a full-service guide on what to watch for and what can be done to bring up a confident child

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Helps parents and counselors build self-esteem in children from infancy through adolescence, explaining what to expect from children at each developmental stage and treating topics such as shyness and aggression, learning disabilities, giftedness, adopted children, children of single and divorced parents, step-families, and same-sex parents. Includes a chapter on fathers' roles in childrearing, and questionnaires for rating children's sense of self-esteem. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738208886
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/2003
  • Pages: 372
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Karen Owens is the founder and Director of Preventive Diagnostic Services, a testing assessment service for parents. She is currently a professor of psychology at the College of Lake County in Illinois.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Ch. 1 The Infancy Period: Laying the Foundations for Inner Self-Esteem 19
Ch. 2 Developing Inner Self-Esteem during Early Childhood 47
Ch. 3 Developing Inner Self-Esteem during the School-Age Years: Social Self-Esteem 73
Ch. 4 Developing Inner Self-Esteem during the School-Age Years: Academic Self-Esteem 115
Ch. 5 Developing Inner Self-Esteem during Adolescence 145
Ch. 6 Mothers and Fathers as Disciplinarians 187
Ch. 7 Children with Special Needs 211
Ch. 8 Changing Family Lifestyles 245
Ch. 9 Mothers in the Work Force 281
Ch. 10 Father's Role in the Childrearing and Domestic Domains 303
Epilogue 325
Notes 329
Index 347
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