The Power of Positive Talk: Words to Help Every Child Succeed: A Guide for Parents, Teachers, & Other Caring Adults

The Power of Positive Talk: Words to Help Every Child Succeed: A Guide for Parents, Teachers, & Other Caring Adults

by Douglas Bloch, Jon Merritt
     
 

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Children's Literature
Billed as a "guide for parents, teachers and other caring adults," this book is based on the idea that the "self-talk" we all engage in daily has a powerful effect on our behavior, and that adults can teach children how to turn negative self-talk into affirmative or positive self-talk. Self-talk is you talking silently to yourself. You do it everyday as you move through your environment. For whatever reasons, this talk can often be negative and ultimately, destructive to one's self. I'm stupid, I can't do anything right, I'm scared, are self-talk statements that can have a powerful effect on s child's ability to succeed if continued over a long period of time. Adults who work with children can recognize children who have a negative self-concept or world view and help them by teaching them positive self-talk. In four parts, this book helps define the power of the spoken word, teaches the use of positive talk for self-esteem and well being, positive talk for different developmental stages and positive talk for children with special needs such as an abused child or an at-risk child. The chapters are short, well written and provide plenty of scenarios for practicing positive self-talk and exercises to help children accept themselves. It is a positive experience just reading this book. 2003, Free Spirit,

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781575421278
Publisher:
Free Spirit Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
06/28/2003
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
356
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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