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Learning Outcomes for Nurturing Children's Self-Esteem

Lesson 1: What Is Self-Esteem?

After completing Lesson 1, you will be able to:

  • describe how the sense of self develops.
  • distinguish what is meant by self-image versus self-esteem.
  • identify some characteristics of people with high self-esteem and people with low self-esteem.
  • identify influences on self-esteem.
  • explain the four dimensions of self-esteem.
  • identify what temperament traits are.

Lesson 2: Nurturing Children’s Feelings of Acceptance and Respect

After completing Lesson 2, you will be able to:

  • distinguish between examples of authoritative, permissive, and authoritarian styles of interacting with children.
  • describe the qualities of an understanding adult.
  • indicate the strengths and challenges of various temperament traits.
  • identify strategies for nurturing feelings of acceptance in children.
  • recognize examples of responsive language. 

Lesson 3: Nurturing Children’s Feelings of Power and Control

After completing Lesson 3, you will be able to:

  • identify strategies for nurturing a sense of power and control in young children.
  • explain the importance of giving children choices.
  • describe elements of a developmentally appropriate preschool curriculum.
  • identify issues with gender stereotypes and derogatory statements.

Lesson 4: Nurturing Children’s Feelings of Virtue and Moral Worth

After completing Lesson 4, you will be able to:

  • identify strategies for nurturing children’s sense of virtue and moral worth. 
  • list examples of prosocial behaviors.

Lesson 5: Nurturing Children’s Feeling of Competence

After completing Lesson 5, you will be able to:

  • identify strategies for nurturing feelings of competence in young children.
  • recognize the role of frustration and failure in the development of competence.
  • identify strategies that help infants develop problem-solving skills.
  • identify special considerations for nurturing feelings of competence in children with special needs.
  • identify strategies for nurturing feelings of competence in gifted children.

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