ISBN# 1-889140-01-5
Self-Esteem Revolutions in Children- Understanding and Managing the Critical Transitions in Your Child's Life

Publication Date: 1996
Thomas W. Phelan, Ph.D.

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Paperback, 173pp

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About the Author

Dr. Thomas Phelan is an internationally renowned expert and lecturer on parenting and Attention Deficit Disorder. A registered PhD clinical psychologist, he appears frequently on radio and television and has been engaged in private practice since 1972.

Dr. Phelan received his doctorate from Loyola University in Chicago in 1970. He is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Illinois Psychological Association. The father of an ADD child, he has also served on the boards of directors for ADDA and CHADD, two national organizations for parents of children with ADD.

Dr. Phelan and his wife of 35 years raised two children and experienced first-hand many of the problems he now helps parents tackle. "My goal is to help parents avoid some of the turmoil we experienced, and which I hear about from other parents every day," comments Phelan. "With some basic understanding of what makes children and teenagers tick - and a ton of patience - parenthood can provide some of life's greatest satisfactions."


Understand and manage the critical transitions in your child's life! Parents want their children to grow up with a robust, yet realistic self-respect. In their eagerness to help, however, parents often fall into traps that make them feel better without actually advancing their children's self-esteem.

This enlightening book offers easy-to-learn and achievable methods to help children gain self-respect.

You will discover:

  • The "nuts and bolts" of self-esteem
  • Five critical strategies for promoting self-esteem
  • The reasons for the junior high crash
  • The relationship between discipline and self-respect
  • Common parenting oversights
  • Why many self-esteem programs are unrealistic and unhelpful


...hands control back to parents...a great resource, terse and energizing.
Denise Perry Donavin, Booklist, American Library Association