If you’re searching for good books for kids, we recommend Stick up for Yourself! by Gershen Kaufman. Melissa Gaynor explains why:
What You Need to Know:
• Packed with information, this detailed guide provides step-by-step instructions to help your child feel more confident
in his/her approach to life.
• Originally designed for adults, the concepts in this book were rewritten to make them appropriate for children
ages 8 to 12.
• There are suggested tasks that might help some readers feel more connected to the strategies defined in the book.
• Parents might want to read this one first or else read it with their child.
This self-help book goes well beyond the basics. It provides extensive instructions for achieving personal power and positive self-esteem. It begins with the premise that positive self-esteem is the most important component of a child’s emotional health, necessary to succeed in our society. It then goes on to describe what it means to “stick up for yourself” and explains exactly how to do it. It requires personal power and self-confidence which come from being responsible for yourself, making choices, knowing yourself and finding power in your relationships. There are detailed descriptions of feelings, suggestions on how to deal with them and even tips on how to feel less shy. Readers are asked to participate in the book, often being instructed to write down their thoughts and ideas pertaining to a particular step in the process. The text is broken up by clip-art cartoons and shaded areas highlighting examples. The authors clearly indicate when something is a fact or an important point.”
Have your children read Stick up for Yourself!? What did they think of the book?
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