First published in 1990, this perennial best-seller has helped countless children build self-esteem and assertiveness skills.
This second edition is 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 teasers and kids who bully), 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 wealth of practical, encouraging, realistic advice, this empowering little book is also recommended for parents, teachers, and counselors.
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Praise for Stick Up for Yourself!
“This is a book that really covers a lot all while keeping it simple and easy to follow.”—Misfit Momma blog
“Sensible, inviting, never condescending or preachy . . . A well-crafted book.”—Voice of Youth Advocates
“Provides the stepping-stones that lead to positive choices and self-confidence.”—KLIATT
“A great resource for classroom exercises, as well as for any group that works with teens.”—National Parenting Center
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