Your Child's Self-Esteem
A child’s emotional well-being is a critical part of her or his development into well-rounded adults. We are often reminded about the importance of disciplining our children, but affirming what our kids do well is just as – if not more – important.
As adults, we know how important affirmation from others is to our own sense of self. For children, who are still developing a sense of their importance and how they fit in, it’s critical.
Here are some ways you can help your children develop a healthy self-esteem:
- Celebrate milestones
- Say “I love you”
- Use sincere and appropriate praise
- Let them contribute
- Parents have the most impact
- Nurturing environment
- Listen to your child
- Handling disappointment
- Seek professional help
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