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Increasing My Child’s Self Esteem

A child’s self-esteem can be one of the greatest gifts you give her. Developing it takes time and effort. Your assistance and encouragement will help your child be better prepared for the real world whether at school or out in the world.

Here are some helpful pointers:
When your child was an infant, you assisted them in acquiring new abilities, such as drinking from a bottle, walking, and more. You should keep helping your child acquire new skills throughout their life. When they acquire skills, they feel confident and self-esteem is developed!

Praise your child sparingly!

Be careful about how much praise you give your child. You should provide your child with encouragement on a daily basis, but you should do so sparingly. If your child believes that they are excellent at everything because you have drilled this into their head, you haven’t done them any good. Your child might appreciate it if you commented on the picture they drew by saying, “I like that picture! The leaves on the tree are such nice colours!”. You should never say, “That is the best drawing I have ever seen! You are the greatest artist in the world!”. You may encourage and compliment your child without making them think they are the best at everything by being selective and specific. You don’t want them to be disappointed when they leave the safety of your home and realize that they have a lot of work to do to be better at a few things.

Increasing My Child's Self Esteem

Let’s focus on the things your child does well! Your child will not be good at everything, not even close! There are plenty of things that they will be good at, and that’s where we should start. As their self-esteem increases, start working on the things that need improvement! Take a bit of time to work on things and practice! Practicing improves learning, and the more they learn or improve, the higher their self-esteem should be. Focus on their strengths and they will do the same.

Most parents tend to coddle their children and assist them with everything, even simple tasks that they can accomplish independently. Let your child assist themselves or discover how to help themselves. Even the simple job of bringing the dishes into the kitchen may be used to boost your child’s self-esteem and teach them responsibility. When they assist themselves, they grow, learn more, and therefore boost their self-esteem.

It’s tough to watch our children develop, but we must prepare them for the real world! A person with strong self-esteem or a strong sense of self is more likely to fare well in difficult situations. If you have helped your children grow and taught them to value themselves, they will be healthier, more well-adjusted adults.

Children must be able to control their emotions and responses to outside influences or occurrences in order to function as functioning members of society. This self-regulation is vitally important for them