128 pages, 9.13 × 5.94 × 0.28 in
October 1, 1999
FREE SPIRIT PUBLISHING
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1575420686
ISBN - 13: 9781575420684
About the Book
This title discusses problems facing young people such as making choices, learning about and liking oneself, and solving problems.
From the Publisher
Newly revised and updated, it's the ultimate resource for any kid who's ever been picked on at school, bossed around, blamed for things he or she didn't do, or treated unfairly - and for any kid who sometimes feels frustrated, angry, powerless, or scared. Simple words and real-life examples show how children can stick up for themselves with other kids (including bullies and teasers), big sisters and brothers, even grown-ups.
Kids learn how to build relationships, become responsible, manage their anger, grow a " feelings vocabulary," make good choices, solve problems, set goals, and "store" happiness and pride. Questions from real kids are paired with answers about how to handle specific situations calmly, confidently, and effectively. A special note to parents and teachers explores the "self-esteem backlash" and explains what self-esteem really is - and why kids today need it more than ever.
"A great resource for classroom exercises, as well as for any group that works with kids".--National Parenting Center
About the Author
Gershen Kaufman was educated at Columbia University and received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Rochester. Professor in the Counseling Center and Psychology Department at Michigan State University, he is the author of Shame: The Power of Caring (Rochester, Vermont: Schenkman Books, 1992) and The Psychology of Shame: Theory and Treatment of Shame-Based Syndromes (New York: Springer Publishing Co., 1996).