23 Feb Building Self-esteem in Children
These days with social media and technology kids are experiencing so many more obstacles in terms of body image and self-esteem. self-esteem is the confidence one has in their own worth or abilities. Self-esteem is formed starting in infancy and develops throughout one’s life. It can grow just like children grow, through doing things, learning things and trying things. Self-esteem is important because it helps one cope with mistakes and gives one the confidence to try new things. It also helps children have a healthy self-image and view others in a healthy way too. Children with self-esteem are confident and think good things about who they are and their abilities. Self-esteem affects a children at home, at school and in their relationships with friends. Low self-esteem can result in a child lacking confidence, or thinking less of them self, or doubting their future performance. Each child is unique and may develop self-esteem in a different way and/or at a different rate. Here is a list of some ways to help build self-esteem in your child:
- Tell them their worth.
- Help them learn new things.
- Support their uniqueness.
- Compliment them (give specifics not flattery).
- Tell them you love them.
- Demonstrate understanding and acceptance.
- Provide a positive learning environment.
- Help them practice their favorite activities.
- Let them help around the house.
- Help them set realistic goals.
- Encourage them in their strengths.
- Encourage them to notice strengths and qualities of other people.
- Demonstrate a healthy self-image to your children.
Building self-esteem is a continuous task that is important to the well-being of any child. A parent or role model can play an important role in this task. For more information about building self-esteem in children, click here: