Children, Coaching Families...
Love is the Only Answer
Child Self Esteem is a
non-profit organization that provides monthly, co-education Life Skills classes-teaching
Self-Esteem, Manners Etiquette, and a separate Anger Management support groups. These
classes assist children and family members in learning techniques to improve their
communication skills, develop leadership skills and interpersonal relationship. As a
result, many families develop enhanced positive communication and relationships. Their
increased self-worth, provides them the self-discipline necessary to avoid peer pressure
and the desire to "fit in" or belong to a group due to rejection or social
isolation. The children learn how to prevent the use of alcohol and other drugs. We
specialize in assisting children with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder.
When people feel better about themselves and receive positive feedback unrelated to
what they do, they develop feelings of security, importance and self worth which raise
their self-esteem. After learning how to change their behavior, their self-value and
attitude changes automatically from negative to positive. When children feel wanted and
needed, it shows up as high self-esteem. This gives them a better opportunity to cope with
negative feedback, conflict, feelings of hopelessness, helplessness and frustration. They
become less likely to seek negative attention, engage in self-destructive behaviors and/or
use mind-altering substances to feel good about themselves. Then they feel they can make a
difference in life. Persons with high self-esteem, a positive attitude, and character are
the future leader of tomorrow.
Our mission is to increase self-esteem of children and adults to promote a greater
level of empowerment. We offer information and a caring response to the emotional needs of
persons and families in distress by promoting a higher level of self-worth,
self-discipline, improved behavior awareness of self in relation to others, positive
attitude and the empowerment of a "Yes I Can" attitude to situations, people and
Our Place is a center created for the overall mission of empowering people through its
courses and workshops that addresses negative, inappropriate behavior, violence, and acts
of aggression. The goal is to increase the awareness of self-value, self-worth, positive
relationships and a cooperative attitude; consequently elevating self-respect, respect for
others and an enhanced self-esteem. We create an atmosphere in which all persons are free
to affirm and celebrate their differences.
Dr. Ida Greene, Ph.D.
Fax (619) 262-0505
2910 Baily Avenue, San Diego, CA 92105
General Information: email@example.com
CHARACTERISTICS OF A PERSON WITH HIGH SELF-ESTEEM ARE:
1. Respect -
for self and others. Reverence for all life or life forms (animals, birds, insects).
Ability to hold in high regard the wisdom of elders' advanced knowledge, achievements, and
accomplishments, and to let them serve as a guideline for self. Wisdom, the ability to
profit from the life experiences, and mistakes of others.
2. Loving - Congenial, cooperative, compliant, teachable. To be in control of
one's mood and temper, cordial, agreeable, polite, kind.
3. Dependable - Reliable, to show up on time. Do what you say.
4. Honest - To not steal or take what is not yours. To hold sacred what belongs
to others as their property.
5. Commitment - keep your word or follow through on what you say. Ability to
commit, and honor your obligation.
6. Truth - Tell the truth despite consequences to self. To self reveal
ones faults or flaws in spite of embarrassment.
7. Self-Appreciation - Self-acceptance, know and except one's
strengths/weakness, use of boundaries to support one value, self acknowledgment, be one's
own best friend, to like oneself. Ability to receive and give compliments.
8. Integrity - Have a sense of right and wrong, respects the rights and property
of others, does what is right for self and others. Think as highly of others as oneself.
9. Self-Worth - Positive self-regard with a set of values and belief to guide
ones actions and behavior. To see yourself and others a child of God; does not seek
to be like others, or compare self with others? feel valuable or worthwhile, ability to
turn one's weaknesses into strengths.
10. Responsible - Self-Reliance, industrious, Look for ways to improve oneself
and one's life; ability to take care of and provide for one's livelihood.
11. Trustworthy -Trusted to be accountable, complete what you start, able to
follow directions, your actions match your words.
12. Consistent - Their behavior and attitude is the same all the time. Few
surprises in their behavior
13. Self-Confidence - Courage, ability to take risks and be uncomfortable,
ability to cope with adversity, disappointment, failure, and discouragement, without
giving up on oneself.
14. Positive Attitude - have a "yes, I can" attitude. They believe in
the goodness of all people without cynicism or arrogance. Ability to cope with rejection,
failure and disappointment.
goal is to help children build positive self-esteem by working through the negative
emotions of resentment, dissatisfaction, envy, rage, power/control issues and anger. When
the children master these processes, they are able to formulate a positive self-identify
that helps them succeed academically, socially, spiritually and morally.
Groups are held Tuesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Courses are available to youth ages 6-18.
The 14-week group sessions are held throughout the year.
Group size is limited to a first-come-first-served basis.
A small donation of $15 per group is require to sign up.
What We Teach
Manners and respect for self and others.
Control over one's tongue and attitude.
How to be polite, think before speaking, avoid rude behavior, avoid being disrespectful of
others, and how to curb a "sharp" tongue.
How to accept constructive criticism, be less defensive, listen without over reacting, and
how to "cooperate."
How to be a pleasant person, take the focus off oneself without belittling oneself and how
to avoid arguments.
When children have mastered What We Teach, they will be able to formulate a positive
self identity that helps them succeed academically, socially, spiritually and morally.
Area of Focus That Benefits Children
By teaching self-esteem and anger management classes to children, we change unhealthy
attitudes and lifestyles. This prevents the incidence of violence and abuse. In our
educational program, we teach a 14-week Self-Esteem Course that concludes with a Rites of
Passage ceremony and an Anger Management class. Courses are available to youth ages 6-18.
The majority of our children are in foster or group homes.By providing instruction on life
management skills to break self-destructive and dysfunctional behavioral patterns,
children are better able to cope with daily stresses of life.