Fully refreshed to address modern issues, this popular essential guide helps kids build self-confidence and assert themselves. Using simple words and real-life examples, this book shows kids how to be assertive with other kids—and with adults. Kids will learn to feel better about themselves, stronger and more secure inside, and more in charge of their lives. They’ll read about effective ways to deal with intense feelings and to build self-esteem and self-confidence. In addition, they’ll learn strategies for building inner security to cope with powerlessness and uncertainty and discover ways of protecting themselves when using social media.
About the Author
Gershen Kaufman was educated at Columbia University and received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Rochester. Professor Emeritus in psychology at Michigan State University, he is a pioneer in the study of shame. He is the author of Shame: The Power of Caring and The Psychology of Shame: Theory and Treatment of Shame-Based Syndromes. He is the coauthor with Lev Raphael of Dynamics of Power: Fighting Shame and Building Self-Esteem and Coming Out of Shame. With Lev Raphael, he co-developed the program, “Affect and Self Esteem,” on which Dynamics of Power and Stick Up for Yourself! are based. He lives in Michigan.Lev Raphael was educated at Fordham University and received his M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He holds a Ph.D. in American studies from Michigan State University where he is an assistant professor in the English Department, teaching literature and creative writing. Lev has authored eight Nick Hoffman mysteries, most recently Assault with a Deadly Lie, seventeen other books in many genres, and also blogs for the Huffington Post. You can find Lev online at www.levraphael.com. He lives in Michigan.