Children's Self-Esteem

Your Child's Self-Esteem

Dad and Son Learning to Ride Bicycle
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

Read more about your child's self esteem.