The Confident Child: Raising Children to Believe in Themselves

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W. W. Norton & Company, Jan 17, 2007 - Family & Relationships - 272 pages
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A renowned social psychologist's clear-cut, thoughtful, and practical strategy for parents who want to promote self-confidence in their child.

Raising confident, motivated, and caring children is a parent's greatest challenge. Drawing on her own extensive research on children and parents, Terri Apter has created a guide based on "emotional coaching"—learning to respond appropriately to a child's feelings—that helps parents raise children to solve problems, to be socially active and understand others, and to manage emotions, all of which are crucial to developing confidence and functioning successfully in society. Hugely insightful, reassuring, and accessible, The Confident Child is a truly necessary parenting guide. Winner of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Educator's Award.

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I first saw this book while browsing on ParentsDigest and thought the author's ideas about "emotional coaching" were very insightful. The self-esteem of children can be so fragile and this book helps parents to support and guide their kids through the difficult pre-teen years. Read full review


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Two Assessing a Childs SelfEsteem
Three Helping a Child Overcome Low SelfEsteem
Four HowtoBean Imperfect Parent without Ruining Your
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How DoesIt Affect SelfEsteem?
New Touchpointsfor SelfEsteem Ten Raising Moral Children

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About the author (2007)

Terri Apter is a writer, psychologist, and Fellow of Newnham College, Cambridge University. Her books include The Sister Knot and What Do You Want from Me? She lives in Cambridge, England.

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