A Teacher's Guide to Stick up For Yourself

Gershen Kaufman

Positive self-esteem is the single most important skill we can develop to thrive in all areas of life. Without self-esteem, kids doubt themselves, feel worthless, and may turn to unhealthy habits as a way of coping. With self-esteem, kids feel secure inside themselves, are more willing to take positive risks, and are resilient in the face of life's challenges. 
   Self-esteem isn't something we're born with. It's something we learn--which means it's something we can teach. 
   This teacher's guide is a companion to STICK UP FOR YOURSELF! EVERY KID'S GUIDE TO PERSONAL POWER AND POSITIVE SELF-ESTEEM. It provides tools for building self-esteem, personal power, and inner security. It helps teachers and group leaders teach kids to have self-confidence, be assertive, and build inner security with a step-by-step curriculum in easy-to-use sessions. 
   Together the two books provide a complete course for kids. Created for the classroom, this curriculum can also be used in other group settings including counseling groups, out-of-school programs, youth groups, and community programs--anywhere you're helping children become their best selves.