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A dynamic relationship exists between self-esteem and skill development. As a child improves in self-esteem, his academic competence increases. And as that competence increases, his self-esteem improves. The caring and concerned caregiver must come to realize that positive self-esteem is both a prerequisite and a consequence of academic success. Here are 20 tips to help foster a child's self-esteem: 1. Value each child as an individual with unique strengths, needs, interests and skills. 2. Focus on the child's strengths. Emphasize and celebrate his "islands of competence." 3. Reject the child's behavior, but never reject the child. Use affectionate terms and nicknames when scolding ("Your room is a mess, honey. Now turn off the TV and make your bed."). 4. Remember that sincere interest can be more effective and meaningful than praise. Demonstrate a genuine interest in her activities, hobbies, etc. 5.
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This note was uploaded on 06/18/2011 for the course SPE 3600 taught by Professor Frankmullins during the Spring '11 term at E. Illinois.

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