How do I develop a good thesis statement on self esteem and communication? Someone help me please.This question is related to my Child and Family Development class and I'm stuck on trying to find...

How do I develop a good thesis statement on self esteem and communication? Someone help me please.

This question is related to my Child and Family Development class and I'm stuck on trying to find the right thing to say.  

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stolperia | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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Your thesis statement should be the initial presentation of the points you plan to make and support in your essay. Therefore, you need to decide what information your essay is going to present about self esteem and communication before you try to develop your thesis statement.

Do you want your essay to give an overview of how family members influence the development of a child's self-esteem from infancy through young adulthood? Do you need to focus on a particular age range of years and consider important factors during those few years? Are you supposed to examine how parental actions shape the development of a child's self-esteem?

If you aren't sure what your assignment is supposed to cover, ask your teacher to clarify expectations. Once you know specifically what your topic needs to be, do your research and identify the three to five points that you want to make relating to that topic along with supportive information for each of those points. After you've done this planning and gathering of ideas, you can highlight a relationship between your points for the basis of your thesis statement.

For example, if you need to write about how infants begin to develop self-esteem, you would have information or examples to show how parents relate to infants in supportive and in nonproductive manners. Having gathered several types of behaviors that contribute to the development of positive self-esteem in infants, your thesis statement could be, "New parents can help to develop a positive self-esteem in their infant child by meeting their child's needs quickly, giving the baby physical comfort and contact, talking gently with the child, and interacting with the child."

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