"Watch Me!"

Miller, Susan A.
September 2004
Scholastic Parent & Child;Sep2004, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p74
The article reports that a young child's self-image tends to be descriptive, not judgmental. At this age, children define themselves in concrete terms: by their abilities, physical attributes, names, gender, and possessions. Although forming one's self-concept is a continuous, lifelong process, how the child feels about himself in the early years can set a pattern for the rest of his life. Because threes and fours are growing so fast developing new skills and sharpening old ones, the preschool years are critical. Children need to be able to absorb information about how others respond to them to confirm how they feel about themselves.


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