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Developing Self-Esteem in Children

July 18, 2015 by Administrator
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Self-esteem means how much a person values themselves. This is easy to understand when we are adults, but how does a child understand the meaning of self-esteem? It begins at home with the parents and family. Developing self-esteem is like building a house from its basic foundation. The parents need to lay each brick piece by piece securing it with strong cement to ensure the house stands tall and strong against all weather conditions.

Building a child’s self-esteem is best done by building and developing their strengths and making a child realize how special they are regardless of any weaknesses they may have. After all if you think about it, why do we even refer to anything as a weakness? Children need to be taught that anything is possible and that by believing in themselves they can reach the stars. By teaching a child to aim high, be happy with themselves, will develop confidence within themselves and with that comes more self-esteem. Kids with a higher self-esteem will feel they can achieve and do anything striving to achieve even the impossible.

Always wake up in the morning and make your child feel special by giving them small tasks that can be easily completed, praising them as they do so. In this manner, keep increasing the tasks and challenges with their age so that they develop confidence within themselves to know they can be responsible and complete each task given.

As Mark Twain once said, “The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.” “The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.”  Michel de Montaigne

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