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Self Worth BEFORE Self Esteem: What Every Parent MUST Know About Building The Foundations of Self Esteem Isabella McKenzie Parker

Self Worth BEFORE Self Esteem: What Every Parent MUST Know About Building The Foundations of Self Esteem

Isabella McKenzie Parker

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This is a non-conventional approach to addressing Self Esteem, literally working from the ‘bottom up’, building a sound foundation of Self Worth. Subliminal messages received from parents shape ‘who we are’ as children and have a long term impact inMoreThis is a non-conventional approach to addressing Self Esteem, literally working from the ‘bottom up’, building a sound foundation of Self Worth. Subliminal messages received from parents shape ‘who we are’ as children and have a long term impact in shaping ‘who we are’ as adults – our long term sense of self, learned emotional reactions, behavior patterns, subconscious motivations and even repressed anger. The CAARP-ALIAS Model of Development of Self Worth explains how these messages are implicit or hidden in what parents say and do or don’t say and don’t do. In children’s subconscious minds, there is a sort of “What do they really mean”? kind of filter which extracts out that hidden meaning. The model explains what the developmental emotional needs of children are and how parents can meet them. The long term consequences for wellbeing if these emotional needs are unmet or violated are also considered.To help parents understand how these subliminal messages actually affect their children, readers are invited to apply the model to their own childhood and reflect on their own experiences and how the subliminal messages they received from their parents have influenced ‘who they are’. The added bonus here is that if readers are interested in ‘self-help’ then it is useful to understand what underpins the ‘stuff’ that they would like to clear or change.What is ‘adaptive’ behavior?Why do children hide feelings behind a mask?Why do children become angry?Why do children have to repress their anger?What happens to anger that is repressed?Why is ‘validation’ important to children?How young is ‘too young’ to be left in childcare?How important is ‘attachment’?How long does ‘attachment’ take to develop?How does ‘comfort eating’ start?What creates ‘risk’ for depression later in life?Why children need parents to say “No’.This book discusses the ‘essential principles of parenting’ based on a real-life model of child emotional development, as a guide to building the foundations of Self Esteem. In addition, embedded within the book there is a guide for readers interested in ‘self help’.Applications of the CAARP-ALIAS model:Self Help - Child Developmental Psychology - Parenting - Therapist Resource