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Deborah M Plummer
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30 Mar 2001 1853029270 978-1853029271
The importance of developing a strong sense of self-esteem cannot be overestimated. Feeling good about who they are enables children to learn more effectively, helps them to cope with life's stresses and inspires them to create a better future for themselves. Yet the materials available for working on self-esteem tend to be too complex for use with children. 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 photocopiable 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. This unique activities book will be an invaluable resource for anyone looking for creative, enjoyable ways of helping children to build their self-esteem.

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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers (30 Mar 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1853029270
  • ISBN-13: 978-1853029271
  • Product Dimensions: 29.6 x 21.1 x 1.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 81,721 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"'The book is practical and positive....[It] is thoughtfully produced and is evidently grounded in practical experience. It will be useful for professionals working to develop children's self-esteem and confidence.' - Bulletin 'This practical guide has a fund of ideas describing how teachers can harness powerful young imaginations and help build self-esteem.' - The Teacher '...a rich resource in its own right, or to "pick and mix", incorporating activities into other ways of working, according to the needs of the children and one's own personal and professional preferences.' - YoungMinds 'The book will be of genuine interest and use for Special Educational Needs coordinators and class teachers alike.' - Education 3-13 'This...workbook is designed to assist children in moving from head information on self-esteem to heart experiences that [can] impact deeply on their sense of themselves....Deborah Plummer uses imagination and empowerment to move children and adults from discouragement to success....She shows again what people such as Ignatius Loyola and Virginia Satir knew - imagination can be a powerful tool for change.' - The Canadian Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Review 'This publication should find its way into resource libraries in schools and speech and language therapy departments as well as being generally available to parents and carers.' - Afasic News 'It contains clear instructions for people working with children to put together a group programme, and whilst Plummer emphasises helping children with speech and language difficulties, it would be easy to adapt the activities to other children.' - 0-19 Magazine" --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Deborah Plummer graduated from UCL with a degree in Speech Sciences. She is an imagework practitioner and a registered speech and language therapist working in Leicestershire. She has over 15 years experience of facilitating groups and of working individually with both adults and children. Apart from her clinical commitments, she runs self-development workshops and courses. She trained with Dina Glouberman (Skyros Institute and Imagework Institute), is a member of the Imagework Association, and has a certificate in Counselling Studies.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A really valuable resource 5 July 2007
By Annie H
This book Helping Children to Build self-Esteem is a really valuable resource. It provides the means, in a natural, fun and stimulating way, to support children to grow and develop healthily. Simultaneouly, the children are being trained to make use of the imagination, which is the most powerful untapped resource, and as a result, will be available to them for their whole lifetime. Great for anyone involved in education or child care work.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent, user-friendly resource 30 July 2007
By Julie A
'Helping Children To Build Self Esteem' is a great resource to use as a complete programme or to 'dip into' in order to focus on specific areas. The fun way in which the resource is presented and the way in which the children are encouraged to use their imagination has inspired children who have been otherwise reluctant to participate and engage effectively in group activities. As a Teaching Assistant I have found this book to be a very valuable, user-friendly and adaptable resource which I have ejoyed using and would not hesitate to recommend.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing 18 Jun 2007
I was disappointed in this book. It's a programme of activities that's very classroom-orientated. Great if that's what you're looking for but I wanted to be inspired with new activities for my therapeutic practice and it didn't happen. In my experience, the disaffected kids I work with dislike worksheets intensely because they are made to do (and fail at) so many of them in class. Some sheets could be adapted into a more physical sense but I won't be bothering!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic! 12 Jan 2009
As a mom, I wanted to help my son. I do not have an educational background and so wanted soemthing easy to follow and which would not overface me and my son. It can be easily geared to suit you - pick and mix and choose what activities you want to do. We have not completed the book but are having fun together and I'm learning things about him which is helping our relationship.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous resource 1 Dec 2010
Fabulous resource whether working with groups or individuals. Pages can easily be adapted and you can pick and choose from any section.

Easy to use and extremely practical, lots of tips and ideas to support young people.
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