This book offers good advice about how to strengthen a child's self-esteem and self-awareness. Self-esteem entails a belief in one's own abilities, self-knowledge an understanding of who one is. Both kinds of self- awareness are shaped by what we do in relation to the child, what we tell it and what we say about it, as well as the child's perception of how others respond to him/her and of the world and the adults in his/her immediate environment.
What can be done to improve the child's image of itself? How should one praise a child, without suggesting championship status? To what extent does our own self-awareness affect the child? What are the practical consequences of respectively a good and a poor self-image?
The author discusses ordinary, everyday situations and suggests how to deal with different challenges. She offers advice on how to go about instilling a good sense of self without accepting all of the child's own premises.
A down-to-earth, user-friendly and amusing book for all parents!