Working with Families to Support Self-Esteem

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Question 1

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What does a person with high self-esteem look like?
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  • Their self-confidence shows in the way they dress, groom themselves, walk and talk.
  • They are secure and happy.
  • They are more likely to be himself or herself.
  • They are outgoing, strong, proud, motivated, successful, independent and assertive.

Question 2

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What is self-esteem, anyway?
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  • Talent, good looks and financial success bring high self-esteem.
  • Values resulting from an ongoing self-appraisal in which traits and abilities are acknowledged and evaluated.
  • Having constant sunshiny happiness is the definition of high self-esteem.
  • The same values each person in all cultures has of oneself.

Question 3

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How does a family promote self-esteem?
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  • They help the child learn to draw boundaries and discover her/his separateness.
  • They encourage a close interdependence between child and adult.
  • They encourage the child to decide s/he is great as s/he is and to give that message to the world.
  • They help the child find ways of feeling worthy in their own culture.

Question 4

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How can a person' self-esteem change?
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  • through collaborative effort between the individual, culture and community
  • it is up to the individual to develop a new perception of herself or himself
  • his or her family must create the change
  • the individual must be removed from negative media influences

Question 5

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How can self-esteem defining messages from home counteract messages from outside home?
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  • It's not possible to counteract the negative messages that may be encountered outside the home.
  • Children can be taught by parents how to survive and stand up to racism, sexism or ableism.
  • Parents can teach children to accept differential treatment and a feeling of inferiority.
  • Self-esteem doesn't begin to develop until adolescence, so parents need not be concerned with it during childhood.

Question 6

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What is one way to promote self-esteem?
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  • Vow always to be positive and praise children at every possible opportunity.
  • Comment on how and why the child is better than other children.
  • Be a cheerleader for everything the child does.
  • Give more honest feedback and encouragement than praise.

Question 7

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What is anther way to promote self-esteem?
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  • Just talk to the child about her or his success.
  • Make every task easy enough for the child to experience constant success.
  • Challenge children so that when success comes they've worked for it.
  • Make sure that the child is never forced to take a risk.

Question 8

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What is the antibias approach to gender, race, class and ability differences?
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  • Being blind to differences
  • Having special events that celebrate population groups, such as a Japanese "tea party"
  • Responding positively and appropriately to individual differences
  • Accepting that bias is natural and there is no hope for change

Question 9

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Affirmations, or positive messages that validate the person or the family,
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  • have nothing to do with the way the adult sees herself or himself
  • encourage people to change themselves
  • can only be effectively used between members of a family
  • focus on strengths and encourage parents to see how they can be while accepting how they are at the present
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