Being Me: A Kid's Guide to Boosting Confidence and Self-Esteem
For individuals in the U.S. & U.S. territories
- Do you like being you?
- Do you have confidence in yourself?
- Do you believe that there are kids who can like you for who you are and want to hang out with you?
If you answered NO to any of these questions, how about turning those NOs into know-how? Being Me is loaded with tips and advice for taking on everyday challenges and for building up your confidence and self-esteem. Come on! Take a peek inside and find lots of ways to explore your strengths and feel more confident in school, with your friends…with everything!
Wendy L. Moss, PhD, ABPP, FAASP, has her doctorate in clinical psychology, is a licensed psychologist, and has a certification in school psychology. Dr. Moss has practiced in the field of psychology for over 25 years and has worked in hospital, residential, private practice, clinic, and school settings.
She has the distinction of being recognized as a diplomate in school psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology for her advanced level of competence in the field of school psychology. Dr. Moss has been appointed as a fellow in the American Academy of School Psychology.
In addition, she is the author of Children Don't Come With an Instruction Manual: A Teacher's Guide to Problems That Affect Learners and has written several articles. Dr. Moss is currently an ad hoc reviewer for the Journal for Specialists in Group Work and the Journal of School Psychology.
- Gelett Burgess Children's Book Honor Winner
- Pennsylvania School Librarian's Association Top Forty Non-Fiction Title
Dr. Moss has written a wonderful as well as pragmatic book about discovering one's self. Often childhood and adolescence is a difficult road to navigate. Being Me is a great roadmap in which one can build confidence, self esteem, as well as increase essential coping mechanisms needed to manage these tumultuous years. Dr. Moss has filled the book with stories from kids, letting the reader connect their feelings with those in the book, allowing their experiences to be validated. In the "feature box," children and teens have a wealth of practical tools to add to their repertoire to be taken out and used when they need it the most. I wish I had a book like this when I was a "tween."
—Robin Deluca-Acconi, LCSW, Social Worker
Teachers, as an essential part of the educational process, ask students to expand their comfort zones. The development of confidence plays a critical role in a student's willingness to take intellectual and social risks. In Being Me, Dr Wendy Moss demonstrates a unique ability to speak to children and parents in a nurturing conversational voice about developing self confidence. The simple strategies, practical advice and relevant examples provided in this book make it a valuable tool for parents, teachers and especially students. I will certainly keep a copy on my desk.
—Terri Craco, Elementary Classroom Teacher
In her book, Being Me, Dr. Moss uses a clear, concise and straightforward approach in addressing the very complex issues of growing up. Dr. Moss has a positive and thoughtful way of speaking to the reader in this easy to follow self-help book that children, teachers and parents will find valuable both in the classroom and at home. Being Me is the type of book that will not gather dust on the shelf; it will be referred to time and time again when addressing the concerns of low self-esteem in children.
—Penelope M. Kelley, Youth Services Librarian and mother of three
Youngsters who read Being Me will be empowered because they are learning ways to take responsibility for their emotions in an age-appropriate manner. Questions are used to prompt youngsters to think about resources and possible solutions. A wide array of children's issues is covered and many practical strategies are provided. This book does not talk down to kids, and will be welcomed by those motivated to read a self-help book. Moreover, this book can serve multiple purposes in that it may also be a resource book for parents and school professionals who may be grappling with how to address particular concerns with a child.
—Rosemary Flanagan, PhD, ABPP, Associate Professor, Touro College
Being Me is an extremely valuable resource for children and young teens, since it offers specific tips and clear examples regarding how to build confidence and self-esteem. Teenagers, children, and even parents, can learn important strategies from this information-packed, kid-friendly book!
—Donald A. Moses, MD Psychiatrist
Dr. Moss has created an engaging, matter-of-fact road map on how kids can deal with the social travails encountered in growing up. This book will serve as a valuable resource that can be used over and over again to coach children on how to proactively develop their confidence levels and social skills. I also recommend it as a valuable resource for teachers who negotiate these waters on a daily basis with their classes.
—Judith A. Wilansky, EdD Superintendent of Schools Cold Spring Harbor Central School District