Exceptional Child (EDEL 430)

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Exceptional Child (EDEL 430)

Children with Low Self Esteem

- doesn't want to try new things - speaks negatively of herself - gets frustrated easily - is over critical of herself & easily disappointed in herself -shows signs of regression or acting like a younger child - withdraws socially and has lost contact with her friends - experiences changing moods - can easily become controlling, blossy, or inflexible

Teachers can use a wide variety of strategies when working with children with low self esteem: - Praise a student for specific pieces of work. Point to the thing you like best about it so the student goes not dismiss that comment as being insincere. - Use tangible evidence of progress throuhgout the year to show a child how he or she improved.- Give the child a responsibility or job in the classroom and then remind the child that you believe they can do the job well. - Engage the child in acitivties that he or she is interested in. Find out what a child's interests are and incorporate this into curriculum. - Inform parents of how the child is improving in class. - Let a child know that failure and adversity happens to everyone in life.- Create a sense of belonging in the classroom. Creating an environment where everyone feels welcome, safe, and a belonging will encourage better self esteem in children.

Meet Charolate

In the classroom ...

Charolatte's Characteristics

A child with low self esteem displays various characteristics like Charolatte. These children will not be up for challenges and will view most things they do very negatively. They will also talk badly about themselves, saying things like, "I'm stupid," and will revert from social situations and friends. Children with low self esteem get frustrated quickly and see minor setbacks as permanent. They will give up quickly or turn to cheating or lying when they start to do poorly in games. Children with low self esteem can become bossy and begin to do poorly in school becasue of a loss of interest in school and other activities.

About Low Self Esteem

Websites to visit ...

http://www.empoweringparents.com: Empowering Parents is focuses on giving parents straight, real advice on bettering the behavior of their chilren. In a two part series (http://www.empoweringparents.com/Low-Self-Esteem-in-Kids-Forget-What-Youve-Heard-Its-a-Myth.php; http://www.empoweringparents.com/Low-Self-esteem-in-Kids-Part-II-3-Ways-to-Help-Your-Child-Now.php) gives information about low self esteem and steps that can be taken to better a child's self esteem.

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/Pages/default.aspx: Healthy Children is a pediatricians site focused on achieving optimal physical, mental, and social health from infants, children, teens, and young adults. https://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/gradeschool/Pages/Signs-of-Low-Self-Esteem.aspx identifies the signs of children with low self esteem.

http://drkennethshore.nprinc.com/for-teachers/helping-child-low-self-esteem/ : Dr. Kenneth Shore is a child, family and school psychologist who provides family counseling and therapy as well as presentations for parents on children's well being and health. This site focuses on how to better a child's self esteem in the classroom.

http://kidshealth.org : KidsHealth is dedicated to the health, development and behavior of children from birth through teen years. The site provides to parents, kids, and teens advice, comfort, and perspective on various issues such as a child with low self esteem. More specifically http://kidshealth.org/parent/emotions/feelings/self_esteem.html can be visited to learn more information about chidren with low self esteem.

http://www.greatschools.org/gk/: GreatKids focuses on helping children learn and grow thorugh information, videos, tips, and worksheets. http://www.greatschools.org/gk/articles/low-self-esteem-in-children/ informs parents of how to spot low self esteem in children.

http://www.youngminds.org.uk/for_parents/whats_worrying_you_about_your_child/self-esteem/getting_help: Young Minds is a site focuses on improving the mental well being and health of children and young adults. It contains information on self esteem and how to get help for chidren.


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