Parent Involvement Technical Assistance Program

Indicator #8:
Changing Perceptions
Workshop Handouts

Self-Esteem Videos

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Big Changes, Big Choices - Enhancing Self-Esteem
30 minutes 

This program teaches young people that they are important, that what they do matters, and that they owe it to themselves to do and be their very best. Video discussion guide included. Grade level: 5-9

Brick by Brick: Respecting Yourself
23 minutes 

This video gives students a starting point by helping them to gain respect for their own self-worth as well as their own value systems. Students are encouraged to accept the things about themselves that they can't change and to have pride in their uniqueness. Grade level: 3-6

Building Self Esteem in Your Child - Volume One
1 hr 5 min 

In this video Dr. Susan Baile teaches you to be more conscious of the many daily things you can do to support your child�s self-esteem. Beyond that, she gives you plenty of practiced-and-proven techniques for giving your children a greater sense of who they are. And that�s the essence of high self-esteem.

Building Self Esteem in Your Child - Volume Two
1 hr 10 min 

In this program you will learn: what self-esteem is and why it�s important to children, how it develops in your child, and how you can help bolster and encourage its growth.

Don't Stop Before You Get Started
(1997) 20 minutes 

This video will teach children how to increase their self-esteem with practical how to exercises. It helps kids become aware of negative internal dialogue.

From Here to Self-Esteem
(1996) 30 minutes 

This video focuses on how to build self-esteem through everyday interactions. Kids who have high self-esteem feel confident, adjust to change easier, learn how to interact with others, and are less likely to abuse drugs. Parents are provided ten specific ways they can nurture their child's self-esteem.

(1997) 14 minutes 

Explores the issue of body image and self-esteem among girls, focusing in particular on the conflict between individuality and stereotypes. Dramatizes the consequences of assuming a false identity via makeup and clothes which are meant to make a young woman look older. Age level: 13-18

It's Great to be Me! Increasing Your Child's Self-Esteem
(1989) 12 minutes 

This video addresses the important but often misunderstood topic of self-esteem. Parents are shown practical easy-to-learn concepts that will allow them to have an impact on their child's developing self-esteem.

Preschool Parent: Building Confidence and Curiosity
(1998) 30 minutes 

A child's self-esteem is important to educational success and overall social development. This program highlights four families and their efforts to build confidence and encourage natural curiosity in their young children to help them learn.

Self-Defeating Behavior: How to Stop It
(1990) 40 minutes 

This video features a host, assembled with an audience of boys and girls, talking about situations adolescents must face that cause them anxiety. The program uses a four-step approach to find more productive, happier solutions and tools for facing, rather than avoiding problems. With Teacher's Guide.

Yes, I Can! Building Self-Confidence
18 minutes 

Beth can't skip. Jason can't talk in front of class. Warren can't write legibly. They feel upset because no one else seems to have trouble with these skills. Each discovers that with time and practice they will eventually get there on their own timetable. The important thing is that they DON'T LOSE CONFIDENCE. Grade level: K-2

You Can Choose: Appreciating Yourself
(1992) 29 minutes 

Tuggy finds that being himself is a lot better than pretending to be someone he's not. Children are encouraged to recognize and value the positive inner qualities they have and other people's positive inner qualities. They also learn that it is important to always be themselves. Grade level: K-5

Your Reputation: Make It, Change It
(1996) 24 minutes 

A "good" or a "bad" reputation can have a lifelong impact on a young teenager. Using real-life scenarios and on-screen discussion questions, this program helps students recognize that they are largely responsible for how others see them. Viewers are encouraged to examine their own behavior and its effect on their reputation.

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