Bringing up Kids Without Tearing Them Down

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Author Dr. Kevin Leman

Publisher Delacorte Press (April 1, 1993)

Binding Hardcover

Condition like new


A guide to imparting self-esteem in developing children explores why self-image is so important, how to build self-esteem by encouragement, the four key causes of misbehavior, and how to discipline. 

**"Bringing Up Kids Without Tearing Them Down"** by Dr. Kevin Leman emphasizes the importance of fostering positive self-esteem in children. Self-esteem is critical for a child's development, influencing their behavior, choices, and future success. A realistic, positive self-view is essential, and parents play a significant role in shaping this through their words, actions, and attitudes. Consistent love and support are fundamental for building a child's confidence.

Effective communication is key, involving active listening, empathy, and encouragement. It's important to avoid criticism that attacks the child's character, instead providing constructive feedback about their behavior. Discipline should be fair, consistent, and aimed at teaching rather than punishing, with clear boundaries that help children understand expectations and develop self-discipline.

Supporting children in discovering their interests and talents is important, as is encouraging independence within a secure and supportive environment. Helping children build healthy relationships with peers and adults, teaching empathy, cooperation, and conflict resolution skills, is also vital. Dr. Leman's approach emphasizes that raising confident, well-adjusted children requires patience, consistency, and unconditional love. By focusing on these principles, parents can help their children develop a strong sense of self-worth and resilience.

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