Stick Up for Yourself!

Every Kid's Guide to Personal Power and Positive Self-Esteem

Gershen Kaufman, PhD and Lev Raphael, PhD


Using simple words and real-life examples, this book shows kids in grades 3 through 7 how to be assertive with other kids - and with adults. Kids will learn to feel better about themselves, stronger and more secure inside, and more in charge of their lives. They’ll read about effective ways to deal with intense feelings and to build self-esteem and self-confidence. In addition, they’ll learn strategies for building inner security to cope with powerlessness and uncertainty and discover ways of protecting themselves when using social media.

The book includes real-life ideas and examples of the following:

    • Things you can say without putting people down and without getting into trouble
    • How to learn more about yourself and your feelings, needs, and dreams for the future
    • Strategies for coping with strong feelings
    • Simple ways to "store" happiness and pride
    • How to build relationships, become more responsible, make positive choices, and solve problems

Stick Up for Yourself! can give you the power to stick up for yourself, be true to yourself, and feel secure and confident inside - no matter what. 142 pgs.

A Teacher's Guide to Stick Up for Yourself! is available for educators and counselors to help expand the messages from this book.

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Gershen Kaufman, PhD and Lev Raphael, PhD
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