Ten ways to build your child’s self-esteem

Ten ways to build your child’s self-esteem

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“Self-esteem comes from having a sense of belonging, believing that we’re capable, and knowing our contributions are valued and worthwhile,” says California family therapist Jane Nelsen, co-author of the Positive Discipline series.

Nurturing your preschooler’s self-esteem may seem like a hefty responsibility. After all, a feeling of self-worth lays the foundation for your preschooler’s future as he sets out to try new things on his own.

“As any parent knows, self-esteem is a fleeting experience,” says Nelsen. “Sometimes we feel good about ourselves and sometimes we don’t. What we’re really trying to teach our kids are life skills like resiliency.”

Your goal as a parent is to ensure that your child develops pride and self-respect — in himself and in his cultural roots — as well as faith in his ability to handle life’s challenges (for a preschooler that may mean copying capital letters accurately). Here are ten simple strategies to help boost your child’s self-esteem…

If you’re looking for a self esteem facilitator in Jo’burg, then you need to get in touch with Claire.

 

WE LIVE IN A WORLD WHICH IS OFTEN NEGATIVE AND CRITICAL, POINTING US TO TAKE NOTE OF OUR FAULTS AND INADEQUACIES, AND EVALUATING OUR VALUE AND WORTH BASED ON OUR BEHAVIOUR.

Claire, with the parent, facilitates children to focus on the positive aspects of themselves, rather than the negative; on their strengths, talents and positive qualities, rather than their mistakes and weaknesses. With her workshop children learn to treat themselves in a way that says “I matter”, and to believe that they are equally deserving of love, happiness, success and abundance.

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