Love Yourself(ie): Help Teach Preteens to Place Value on Their Self-Worth by Cheryl Leahy

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7 years ago

Love Yourself(ie): Help Teach Preteens to Place Value on Their Self-Worth

I am absolutely terrified to raise my children in the digital age when self-worth is determined by the number of likes by so many. Criticisms can come fast and furious when someone is behind a screen, and they don't realize the true damage that can happen when derogatory comments are made. 

I recently picked up the short story, Love Yourself(ie) - Life Lessons for Building Kid Charisma, and realized that we have to speak to preteens on their level. This easily readable story is a narrative of what we think about ourselves, and how it matters more than what others think, told thorough the eyes of a preteen and her peers. This story recounts a common scenario and how kids can see themselves differently. 

Parents, I encourage you to share this message with your kids and let them know how amazing they are!

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Christine Jones
Thanks Cheryl for sharing this. I have never heard of it. Having an 8th grader I know all too well the damage social media can do to preteens and teens. I can't wait to read this book.
Elisa Schmitz
Wow, this is such an important tip, Cheryl Leahy! I'm with Chrissy Jones - I've seen the damage social media can do at this vulnerable age, and we parents need all the help we can get. Thanks for passing this along!
Jan Mostrom
Cheryl, I so appreciate your post and know as parents we have a huge role in teaching and modeling what we expect from our kids around social media. I'm also so excited that the author of that book, Andrea Lewis, will be joining us for our twitter chat in August! It will be great to dive into this topic on a deeper level!

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