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Course Description

While many of us feel we have an idea of what self-esteem is, it can still be difficult to pinpoint just how to go about helping a child to build a healthy one. In "Building Self-Esteem in Children," you will learn all about self-esteem and come out ready to put those skills into action in order to change a life, and make the world a better place.

This course goes beyond just the basics, such as why self-esteem is important, and what problems arise from children having low self-esteem. It also covers such in-depth angles as self-esteem at various stages throughout child development including infancy, elementary school, middle school, high school and young adulthood years.

This course also looks at how the words we use matter, the importance of being an active listener with children, defining values and core beliefs, and the power of positive thinking.

In addition this course will discuss the importance of taking a look at your own self-esteem, and how to go about making changes to build upon.

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  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
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Course Lessons

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Lesson 1 : An Introduction to Self-Esteem

In this lesson you will be introduced to what self-esteem is and why it's important. 13 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Review Article: What Is Self-Esteem?
  • Take Poll: Self-Esteem
  • Complete Assignment: An Introduction
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 1 : An Introduction to Self-Esteem

Lesson 2 : Self-Esteem and Infancy

In this lesson, we will look at how self-esteem begins in infancy. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Boost Your Baby's Self-Esteem; Promoting an Infant's Self-Confidence
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 2 : Self-Esteem and Infancy

Lesson 3 : Self-Esteem and the Toddler Years

This lesson takes a look at self-esteem issues during the toddler years. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Review Article: Self-Esteem Activities
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 3 : Self-Esteem and the Toddler Years

Lesson 4 : The Elementary and Middle School Years

This lesson focuses on the elementary and middle school years. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Developing Your Child's Self-Esteem; 12 Ways to Help a Child Develop Positive Self-Esteem
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 4 : The Elementary and Middle Years

Lesson 5 : Teen Years and Entering Adulthood

This lesson looks at self-esteem during the teen years, and the beginning of adulthood. 12 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Review Article: Self-Esteem and Teens
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 5 : Teen Years and Entering Adulthood

Lesson 6 : Identifying Unhealthy Self-Esteem

This lesson offers information on how to identify low self-esteem in children. 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Spotting Low Self-Esteem in Kids; Signs of Low Self-Esteem
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 6 : Identifying Unhealthy Self-Esteem

Lesson 7 : Words Matter

This lesson looks at the importance of watching what words are used in speaking with children. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Review Article: The Power of Words
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 7 : Words Matter

Lesson 8 : Importance of Active Listening

This lesson focuses on the importance of being an active listener, and how to do it. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Review Article: Active Listening Skills
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 8 : Importance of Active Listening

Lesson 9 : Improving Your Own Self-Esteem

This lesson focuses on taking a look at your own self-esteem and how you can make adjustments to improve it. 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Self-Esteem; Facts about Low Self-Esteem
  • Take Poll: Self-Esteem
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 9 : Improving Your Own Self-Esteem

Lesson 10 : Defining Values and Core Beliefs

This lesson looks at defining values and core beliefs, and how this relates to self-esteem. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Review Article: 5 Values to Teach Young Children
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 10 : Defining Values and Core Beliefs

Lesson 11 : Beyond Self-Esteem

This lesson looks at issues beyond self-esteem, such as controversies and over-parenting. 12 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 11 : Beyond Self-Esteem

Lesson 12 : The Power of Positive Thinking

This lesson looks at the power of positive thinking, including the laws of attraction. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Review Article: Teaching Positive Thinking
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 12 : The Power of Positive Thinking

Lesson 13 : Putting It All Together

This final lesson touches on what has been learned and putting it into action. 104 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Review Article: The Story on Self-Esteem
  • Take Poll: Building Self-Esteem
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 13 : Putting it All Together
  • Complete: Final Exam
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define what self-esteem is an why it is important particularly with children.
  • Describe how self-esteem begins at infancy.
  • Identify issues of self-esteem in the toddler years.
  • Identify issues of self-esteem in elementary and middle school years.
  • Identify issues of self-esteem and ways to improve it in teen years and early adulthood.
  • Identify unhealthy self-esteem issues.
  • Demonstrate what words to use to promote positive self-esteem.
  • Define and demonstrate active listening.
  • Determine ways to improve your own self-esteem.
  • Define your core values and beliefs.
  • Discuss issues of controversies and over-parenting.
  • Describe the benefits of positive thinking.
  • Demonstrate how to put concepts discussed into action for your everyday life, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: Building Self-Esteem in Children
Course Number: 8900094
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Course Type: General Education (Self-Paced, Online Class)
CEU Value: 0.5 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Dr. Dennis Mithaug
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Course Fee: $50.00 (no CEU Certification) || with Online CEU Certification: $75.00

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