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Helping Children to Build Self-Esteem  Deborah Plummer

Helping Children to Build Self-Esteem offers over 100 simple, practical and fun activities specifically aimed at helping children to build and maintain self-esteem. Based on the author's extensive clinical experience, these activity sheets encourage children to use their natural imaginative and creative abilities to consider their relationships with themselves, their families and friends and their world and to express their feelings in words and pictures. These exercises are suitable for work with individuals and groups and with all children including those with special needs or with speech and language difficulties.

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How to Talk so Kids can Learn - At home and in school  Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

In this book, Faber and Mazlish show how to communicate with children using a dialogue technique. Their style of talking leads to real communication. In a very easy-to-read style, they discuss how to avoid children developing the motivational and school behavioral problems that interfere with education.

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Punished by Rewards; The trouble with gold stars, incentive plans, A's, praise and other bribes  Alfie Kohn

In this ground-breaking book, Alfie Kohn questions the traditionally accepted system of motivating through rewards. He argues that the offering of rewards is as damaging as giving punishments, as it creates a dependency that destroys self-motivation. He offers the alternative method of motivating people by working with children instead of 'doing' things to them by rewarding them unnecessarily.

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Bringing Reggio Emilia Home   Louise Boyd Cadwell

Integrating the experiences of one American teacher on a year-long internship in the preschools of Reggio, with a four-year adaptation effort in one American school, this text includes many "mini-stories" of journeys of learning.

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Successful Child: What Parents Can Do to Help Kids Turn Out Well  William Sears, MD., Martha Sears, RN.

Pediatrician Dr William Sears and his wife, Martha, understand that instilling a moral code in children is among the most daunting, yet vital, of all parenting tasks. In The Successful Child, they have marvelously distilled 34 years experience parenting their eight children and treating thousands of other children in their pediatric office - along with facts from recent scientific studies - into this collection of constructive guidelines for nurturing children into healthy, well-adjusted young adults.

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