Self-esteem is the reputation we acquire with ourselves. I can’t be a football player. I can’t even get good the development of self-esteem of the child. If these statements sound familiar and your child often thinks and speaks in a manner that depicts poor self-worth, then you are not alone.
Parents everywhere have to deal with their child’s self-esteem issues one time or another in their lives. In psychology, self-esteem is defined as an individual’s subjective evaluation of self. In simple terms, self-esteem is what we think of ourselves. So how does it matter what your children think of themselves? They are just children after all! But your child will grow up into an adult one day.
And then, what he or she thinks about the self, plays an important role in their life choices. A child’s degree of self-esteem can be high or low. Children with a healthy self-esteem have a positive sense of self and are more confident unlike children with a poor self-esteem, which can have a negative effect on their life choices. As parents are the most influential people in a child’s life, what they say or do and how they make the child feel impacts the child’s thinking process.
Here are a few ways in which you can help your child develop healthy self-esteem. Children who feel loved and accepted, love themselves and are comfortable in their skin. When you speak kind words, hug or kiss them, your children will feel loved and good about themselves. Sometimes, a simple smile can be enough to let the child know you love her. Focus on the child’s strengths and not on their flaws. Encourage them to use their talents without feeling embarrassed.