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Useful Books


For Parents:

The Self-Esteem Trap: Raising Confident and Compassionate Kids in an Age of Self-Importance

By: Polly Young-Eisendrath
ISBN-10: 0316013129

Kids today are depressed and anxious. They also feel entitled to every advantage and unwilling to make the leap into adulthood. As Polly Young-Eisendrath makes clear in this brilliant account of where a generation has gone astray, parents trying to make their children feel special are unwittingly interfering with their kids' ability to accept themselves and cope with life. Clarifying an enormous cultural change, THE SELF-ESTEEM TRAP shows why so many young people have trouble with empathy and compassion, struggle with moral values, and are stymied in the face of adversity. Young-Eisendrath offers prescriptive advice on how adults can help kids-through the teen and young adult years-develop self-worth, setting them on the right track to productive, balanced, and happy lives.


The Body Image Survival Guide for Parents: Helping Toddlers, Tweens, and Teens Thrive

By: Marci Warhaft-Nadler
ISBN-10: 1936172585

Marci Warhaft-Nadler tackles the tough questions that you and your kids face as they negotiate aspects of body image and self-esteem in a world filled with adverse messages. Hands-on advice and activities, real questions and answers, helpful Internet resources, and tips for identifying warning signs of dangerous body image behavior make this book the ultimate body image guide for parents of kids of all ages.



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The Lovables in the Kingdom of Self-Esteem

By: Diane Loomans

ISBN-10: 0915811251

A charming book filled with characters that children can relate to while learning the qualities of a positive self-image. Thirty-two pages of full color illustrations


I Like Myself!

By: Karen Beaumont

ISBN-10: 0152020136

High on energy and imagination, this ode to self-esteem encourages kids to appreciate everything about themselves--inside and out. Messy hair? Beaver breath? So what! Here's a little girl who knows what really matters.
At once silly and serious, Karen Beaumont's joyous rhyming text and David Catrow's wild illustrations unite in a book that is sassy, soulful--and straight from the heart.


I'm Gonna Like Me: Letting Off a Little Self-Esteem

By: Jamie Lee Curtis

ISBN-10: 0060287616

Celebrate liking yourself! Through alternating points of view, a girl's and a boy's, Jamie Lee Curtis's triumphant text and Laura Cornell's lively artwork show kids that the key to feeling good is liking yourself because you are you. Like the duo's first New York Times best-seller, Today I Feel Silly and Other Moods That Make My Day, this is an inspired book to rejoice in and share. I'm Gonna Like Me will have kids letting off some self-esteem in no time!










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