Topic 1 of 1: Self-Esteem, Peer Groups and Friendships
In middle childhood, there are many changes in self-understanding that can have a major impact on a child’s self-esteem. Children in middle childhood also begin to value the input of peers and are concerned with making friends and being well liked by others. The focus of this Discussion Board is on the changes in self-esteem and peer relationships typical of children in middle childhood.
- How does level of self-esteem typically change during middle childhood and what are some influences on self-esteem during this period of time?
- Does “person praise” promote self-esteem? Why or why not? How about “process praise”? What are some other strategies for promoting self-esteem?
- What is the difference between a peer and a friend? How does peer sociability and friendship change in middle childhood?