Gisèle George

A Confident Child is a Clever Child Publication date : May 15, 2009

Self-confidence for a child is what self-esteem is for an adult. This is the innovative idea put forth in this book, in which the author tells parents why self-confident children will be happy and competent in all areas: in their personal and academic lives and in their relations with others.

Gisèle George gives parents the practical means — broken down into seven keys points — to enable them to instil self-confidence in their children.

Clear responses are given to the numerous issues that today's parents must face, including: violence at school; choosing a school; and fears of academic failure, bad company and even of kidnapping. Parents are also told, clearly and precisely, how to find the right tack to motivate their children without putting too much pressure on them, and how to be vigilant without being intrusive.

This is a book that will reassure parents and give them self-confidence while relieving them of stress about their children's future.

It is the first book on psychology that makes such a case for the significance of self-confidence in childhood. The author, a child psychologist with extensive experience directing sessions to develop self-esteem and self-confidence, backs up all her arguments with clinical examples based on a twenty-year career.

This book will prove to be an indispensable psychological guide to help parents raise their children.

Gisèle George is a child psychiatrist. She has worked as a head of clinic and an associate in the departments of child and adolescent psychopathologies at Hôpital Bichat and Hôpital Robert Debré, in Paris. She is the author of Mon enfant s'oppose, Ces enfants malades du stress and Soigner la timidité chez l'enfant et l'adolescent, all of which gained a wide readership and have helped many parents.