Kirkfield Puts Out New Book That Builds Self-Esteem and Combats Child Obesity

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Experts say that a positive self-image can help combat child obesity. Studies show that high self-esteem contributes to happiness and success in life. We can help our preschoolers develop that crucial positive self-image and build that critical self-esteem by participating with them in a simple program that combines reading, crafting and cooking activities.

We all need a cheering committee, and parents are a child's most important fans.

For many parents, helping develop their child’s self-esteem is a daunting task. Where do you begin? What activities should you use? Why can building high self-esteem help combat child obesity? When should you praise your child, and how (if ever) should you punish? Who can you turn to for help?

Vivian Kirkfield, a former kindergarten teacher and mother of three with a master’s degree in early childhood education, answers those questions and many more in her new book, SHOW ME HOW! BUILD YOUR CHILD’S SELF-ESTEEM THROUGH READING, CRAFTING AND COOKING.

According to the author, “Although it may seem that young children are always playing, the job of growing up is a difficult one. In order to build self-esteem, young children need to: master tasks and skills; feel loved and accepted; express their feelings; value their own strengths and qualities; acknowledge and cope with their fears; develop a positive attitude towards their bodies; and feel safe in their environment. The positive participation of parents is a key ingredient in this process. We all need a cheering committee, and parents are a child’s most important fans”.

SHOW ME HOW! is a shortcut for parents and teachers who want to provide educational, fun-filled, self-esteem building activities for children ages two through five because it:
                 -    Outlines a simple schedule for a balanced and harmonious day.
                 -    Pinpoints 100 picture books every young child should hear and develops pre-literacy skills.
                 -    Provides a healthful recipe and an eco-friendly craft project for each story suggestion.
                 -    Offers true-life scenarios and crucial tips to help parents and teachers identify and deal with six components of child development that contribute to building self-esteem.

The book fits in with today’s trends – Kirkfield’s healthful recipes are in step with Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution and Michelle Obama’s program to fight child obesity. The author is partnering with both JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) and BessTheBookBus (a children’s literacy organization), to donate a portion of the book sale proceeds. In addition, the eco-friendly craft activities use recycled materials – making “green” families happy.

ISBN: 9780967014753 – Cover price $44.95 – MoneyPenny Press, Ltd., P. O. Box 26583,
Colorado Springs, CO 80936-6583 –        


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