"A lion growls
not in a den full of straw but in a den full of meat." -Hebrew proverb
MORE ON SELF ESTEEM
Not surprisingly, we have received large number of responses to the the ExchangeEveryDay
for May 16, "Bursting the Self-Esteem Bubble." One of the more interesting
responses came from Kirsten Haugen...
"I'm reading the book, The Optimistic Child: A Proven Program to Safeguard
Children Against Depression and Build Lifelong Resilience, by Martin Seligman
(Harper Perenial, 1995). He counters the notion that kids can be encouraged to
feel good about themselves, but rather need the skills and experiences that lead
to feeling good about themselves. His observation:
'If we as parents and teachers
promote the doing-well side of self-esteem, the feeling-good side, which cannot
be taught directly, will follow.'"
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