A child can never have too much self-esteem?
Yes, as long as it doesn’t turn into cockiness. On the other hand, the outcomes for children with low self-esteem can be quite poor. In the beginning… As a parent, your child’s level of self-esteem is largely your responsibility. There is much you can do to make your child feel confident and competent.
Children are sensitive and have a peer group that can be quite harsh, so what you do at home matters tremendously. It’s vital that your child have a reserve of self-esteem that can survive the unpleasantness of other kids.
Give your child the best chance to be happy and successful.
Use these strategies to help your child feel good about himself:
- Love your child unconditionally. Every child should believe he is loved unconditionally. Every child should believe that no matter what mistake he makes or failure he suffers that he is still loved by his parents.
- Consider the impact it has on a child’s self-esteem when she believes she’s only loved when she behaves a certain way or achieves a certain result.
- Begin with goals that are very easy to accomplish. Give your child a taste of success and the confidence boost that goes along with it.
- For example, a good goal for a young child might be to clean their room.
- Praise your child when they stick with a difficult challenge.
- One way you can help your child is to set a good example. Show them what it means to persevere.
- Show your child that you value effort and progress. These are things that anyone can achieve.
- Your children are always watching you. Use that to your advantage.
There’s no doubt that a child with high self-esteem is happier and more confident. We want the best for our children, so it’s our responsibility to give our children as much self-esteem as possible.
What we do at home can have a huge impact on our children’s future. Teach your children to love and believe in themselves, and they’ll reap the benefits throughout their lives. For more reading about raising your child’s self-esteem pick up my book: “30 Day’s To Higher Self-Esteem For Your Child”. You can find it at Amazon.com.
Finally, if you have any questions or feel that we could help with your child’s self-esteem please give us a call at 815-932-5425.