Five Practical and Effective Ways to Build Your Child’s Self-Esteem
- By Cliff Battley
Successful Parenting is as much about building skills as it is about being a patient, caring and loving adult.
We all want our children to genuinely love the experience of being themselves. To live a life in which they are truly happy and secure in their own skin. To experience this, your child will need a healthy level of self-esteem.
Healthy self-esteem is essential for your children to feel good about themselves. It is about seeing himself or herself as a person of value and as somebody who counts. With strong self-esteem your child can experience confidence when forced to deal with the issues they face in a world full of challenge. Higher self-esteem is the cornerstone of their ability to trust their good judgement, develop their creative instincts and to value the worth of others’ ideas, as well as their own. It allows them to be co-operative even when being competitive and, most of all helps them rise above the influence of peer pressure and bullying. With a healthy self-esteem, your child can know they do not need to question their worth or alter their behaviours simply to impress others.