A Young Child’s Self-Concept

Before a child can understand and accept others, she must have a good self-concept. Some have said that before a child could achieve in school, she needed to have or develop that good self-concept, but I disagree. In my combined first and second grade, I believed that a good self-concept and good achievement in school must go hand in hand. How can a child feel secure if she feels she’s doing poorly in school? So, initially and throughout the year while trying to provide a curriculum of success, close attention was given to the healthy personal development of each child. And once a child feels self-assured and successful, she is able to transfer her harmony to others.

Learn more about programs, including personal development and social interaction, in my book, Early Childhood Programs: Opportunities for Academic, Cognitive, and Personal Success. Included is a web site where programs and activities can be downloaded for use in a classroom. Also, see 7 reviews on www.amazon.com

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