Spiritual Development of Preschoolers
by Dr. Darlene Leatherwood

      A child's basic belief about who he is and how he fits into the world is developed during the first six years of life.  This belief affects how s/he views faith and God.  Preschool years are foundational years for healthy faith development.

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Self-Esteem in Children
by Dr. Darlene Leatherwood

      Confident children are more likely to try new things, positively handle disappointments, have good interpersonal skills, and have an optomistic outlook on life.  Helping children navigate cultural messages that assign worth based on appearance, performance, or possessions is a tricky task.  Read on for some practical tips to help your child develop a postive, God-focused sense of self that can help him face life successfully.

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