Self-esteem is essential not only in adults but in kids as well. Self-esteem has to be built in the kids from the very early stage to have the confidence to excel in the world and know what to do and how to do it. Self-esteem in a kid can safely be defined as the feeling of likeness for themselves. If a kid feels good about himself, he will have high self-esteem and a high confidence level. This will lead to the building of solid characteristics in the child and will boost his morale. On the other hand, a child with low self-esteem would be challenging himself and would not be taking challenges quickly. Therefore, being a parent, it is essential to let your kids enjoy high self-esteem and have a favorable view of themselves.
Here in this post, we have tried to gather how a parent can build better and higher self-esteem in their child, and we hope you will find this post helpful with your kids, whether you are an educator, a mentor, or a parent.
- Remember that self-esteem starts developing from a very early age, as early as babyhood, and it grows gradually. When a child feels loved, cared and protected, he is ready to face the world, and he feels confident about himself. So treat your child in such a way that he feels special all the time.
- Let them try new things and let them explore a new world. For this, you can start reading to them from an early age, or you can get them enrolled in some reading program for kids as well. A good reader turns out to be a good leader in the future. To develop a habit of reading for the kids at an early age.
- Praise your kids when they have done something good, but you must be very careful about the amount you praise because overpraising the child can spoil him. Make sure the child has made sufficient effort to be praised by you. The best thing for praising is not to focus on the results, instead focus on the kid’s efforts to know that winning is not essential; making an effort is essential.
- Remember that the kids learn a lot from their parents, so make yourself a good role model to learn a lot from you. The way you behave, how you interact, the way you respond to specific situations, it all is learned by the children because they see you, observe you, and learn a lot from you.
- Focus on polishing your child’s abilities and strengths rather than criticizing them and discouraging them all the time. Let them explore new things but make sure you are always there to guide them and tell them how to do things properly.