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Songs That Build Positive Attitudes and Self-Esteem
...and teach children to deal with adversity.

Celebrate Positive Attitudes!
Whether you need educational music about how to be optimistic, building self-esteem or dealing with adversity, you'll find a varied selection below. These Positive Attitude Songs are for children of all ages... and many will also appeal to grown-ups.

These positive attitude song lyrics are available from a variety of albums:

An Upbeat Attitude
          A Bright Tomorrow– Rock Solid Kids
          America’s Future– John "Kinderman" Taylor
          'Cause I Love It– Growing Sound
          Celebrate– Debbie Clement
          Celebrate the Children– Mrs. Music
          Champions– Debbie Clement
          Chasing My Dream– Jack Hartmann
          Endurance– Jan Nigro
          Feeling Positive– Growing Sound
          Feel the Power– Judy Leonard
          Give Me A Smile - Mrs. Kate
          Hero - Caroline and Danny
          I'm Like a Duck– Kathleen Wiley
          I Believe– Jack Hartmann
          I Can Do That!– Jack Hartmann
          I Feel Good– Catherine Slonecki, M. S.
          I am Smart and I am Happy– Kathleen Wiley
          I’ll Picture Myself Succeeding– Linda K. Williams
          I'm Terrific!!!– Kathleen Wiley
          It's a Great Feeling– Joyce Paultre
          I've Got the Tools that I Need to Succeed– Ben and Elizabeth Stiefel
          H-A-P-P-Y– Music with Mar.
          Jamaica Louise James - Sam Jones
          Keep A Little Light- Gemini
          Kids Are The Future- Skip West
          Let It Shine Everywhere, Everyone– Jim Rule
          Listen To Those in AuthoritySharon Luanne Rivera
          Little ThingsStreet Smarts
          Looking For The GoodLauren Mayer
          Look What I Did This MorningDr. Thomas Moore
          Low-Down HighLinda K. Williams
          Make A DifferenceMarilyn M. Linford
          No Matter How Small - Dave Kinnoin
          No One Like MePam Minor
          One Person at a TimeAndrew Murray
          O-P-T-I-M-I-S-T-I-C– Growing Sound
          Positive Power– Jack Hartmann
          Real Life Doesn't Have a Rewind ButtonLinda K. Williams
          Say "I Can" – Music with Mar.
          School Song– Kathleen Wiley
          Sí, se puede! You Can Do It!– Jim Rule
          Sharing the Journey– Dianne Baker
          Shine Out– Dennis Westphall
          Slow and Steady– Prue Whoo     
          Tim Turtle, No One's Happier Than He– Dianne Baker
          Too Tall– Andrew Queen and Karen Stille
          Twinkle Twinkle– Amy Michelle & Friends
          We Can All Get Along– Fred Gee  
          Who's In Charge of Me? -- I Am!– Rock Solid Kids
          Wonderful Day– Stephen Fite
          You're Wonderful– Debbie Clement
          You've Got Potential– Marla Lewis and Les Julian  

Problem-Solving and Dealing With Adversity
          At the Great Ball Game– Sam Jones
          The Best That I Can– Gary Rosen, Bill Shontz and George Storey
          Cooperative Learning Song– Linda K. Williams
          Conflict Resolution Helps You Find the Very Best Solution– Ben Stiefel
          Count to Ten!– Jim Rule
          The Dinosaur Song– Kathleen Wiley
          The Disaster Song– Fran Avni
          Don't Judge Them– Paulette Meier
          Everybody Has a Story– Tickle Tune Typhoon
          Everyone Is Differently Abled– Tickle Tune Typhoon
          Heart to Heart - Two of a Kind
          I Can Problem-Solve– Todd Werner
          I Can Say "NO"!– Caring and Capable Kids
          I Did Something for Peace Today– Carol Johnson
          If I Make a Misteak (If I Make a Mistake)– Jim Rule
          If You're Angry and You Know It– Jack Hartmann
          It Was A Mistake– Jan Nigro
          It's Us Against the Problem, Not Me Against You– Linda K. Williams
          Mistakes- Caroline and Danny
          Moses Goes To A Concert - Sam Jones
          Pitfalls - Two of a Kind
          Open the Fear Door– Rock Solid Kids
          Showing Respect - That's the Key– Ben Stiefel
          Some Rights In This World– Jan Nigro
          The Sun Always Shines– Growing Sound
          Talk It Out - Two of a Kind
          Teaspoon At A Time - Dave Kinnoin
          Things Are Going To Get Better– Growing Sound
          Try Again– Ken Whiteley
          What Should I Do?– Caring and Capable Kids
          When I'm Strong - Two of a Kind
          Wipe It Away– Growing Sound

Accepting our Emotions, Learning our Strengths and Building Self-Esteem          
          A Hug– The W.L.A. Children's Choir
          Believe in Yourself– Marilyn M. Linford
          Best Friends– The W.L.A. Children's Choir
          Cheer Up Song– Barbara Klaskin Silberg
          Connected, Unique and Powerful– Linda K. Williams
          Emotion– Songs For Speech and Language Skills
          Emotion - Emoción (BILINGUAL)– Growing Sound
          Express Yourself– Jan Nigro
          Handle With Care– Caring and Capable Kids
          I Get Angry - Me Enojo (BILINGUAL)– Growing Sound
          I’ll Stand Up for Myself– Linda K. Williams
          I've Got Feelings – Peace Pals
          I’ve Got to Talk to Them– Linda K. Williams
          If You're Angry and You Know It– Jack Hartmann
          It's OK To Be Different– Prue Whoo
          Mr. Tall, Short, Wide & Slim– Prue Whoo
          My Song - Dave Kinnoin
          No One Is A Nobody– Caring and Capable Kids
          Power in Me and You– Growing Sound
          Show Me How You Feel– Jack Hartmann  
          Street Smarts - Caroline and Danny
          Talking 'bout a Put-Down - Jan Nigro
          That Is a Mighty Power - Jan Nigro
          These Are the Rules - School Art Theatre Productions     
          We All Have Feelings – Margie La Bella
          We're All Different and We're the Same – Jack Hartmann
          What If That Were Me – Andrew Murray
          When I Get Mad – Two of a Kind
          Who I Am Makes A Difference– Caring and Capable Kids
          The Wigglies – Peace Pals
          Words – Tickle Tune Typhoon    

Self-Esteem Songs for Young Children
          Big Things Come in Small Packages– Jim Rule
          Glad I am Just Me– Amy Michelle & Friends
          Hand Talk– John "Kinderman" Taylor
          Here, Now Know-How– Growing Sound
          I'm Just Happy to be Me– Catherine Slonecki, M. S.
          I'm Trying Hard- Mary Flynn
          It Doesn't Matter If You're Little- Prue Whoo
          Look At MeMarilyn M. Linford
          That's Just Exactly What I Like About Me– Catherine Slonecki, M. S.

Musical Plays That Teach Social Skills/Character Education
          Bullies AnonymousRon Fink and John Heath
          Character Matters
Ron Fink and John Heath
          Character Matters II
Ron Fink and John Heath
          Conflict Resolution Helps You Find the Very Best Solution
Ben Stiefel 
          The Day the TV Broke (Promoting Exercise and Healthy Living)
Andrea Moon 
          The Magical, Musical, Amazingly Beautiful Pencil!
Ben Stiefel 
          Munchkin Mediation– Ron Fink and John Heath

          Rock Solid Kids
Keith Hafner & Laszlo Slomovits
          Showing Respect – That’s the Key
Ben Stiefel

Inspirational Songs        
          Building Our World– Joe Crone
          Dandelion– Growing Sound
          How Good It Feels - Dave Kinnoin
          Family Feeling– Jan Nigro
          My Coat of Many Colors– Hank Fellows
          New Day Dawning– Hank Fellows
          Take My Hand– Hank Fellows
          Teachers Plan and Observe– Barbara Klaskin Silberg - The W.L.A. Children's Choir
          The Thankful Song– Marilyn M. Linford
          That is a Mighty Power– Jan Nigro
          We Can Move the World– Joe Crone (Recommended for Graduation Ceremonies)
          With These Hands– Jan Nigro

Inspirational Songs with Religious Themes
(Appropriate for Most Religious Faiths)

          God Protect the Children– Hank Fellows
          Good-Bye Means "God Be With You– Jim Rule
          Gratitude is an Attitude– Jim Rule
          Halfway to Heaven (A 9/11 Tribute) – Hank Fellows
          He Opens a Window– Jim Rule
          Serve the Lord with Joy– Jim Rule

          The Tree of Life – Hank Fellows

See also:
   Character Education Songs  
   Songs About Peace
   Transitions, State Changes, Energizers, and Classroom Management 
   Graduation Songs 
   Songs For Teachers and Parents  

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