Child and his Self –Esteem

Posted by Lachmi Deb Roy on Sat, Apr 30, 2011  
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Building your child’s self esteem is the most difficult task of parenting. With high self esteem a child is proud of his accomplishments. He will be able to handle frustrations and will be able to take up any challenges in life.

 

How parents can help?

 

  • Be careful about what you say in front of your child. Do not make any statement that is going to put him to shame. If you disagree with anything say it in a nice way and see how it can work wonders.
  • Praise your child at every opportunity. When your child accomplishes something praise him. For example just say: “I really liked the way you have laid the table or I really liked the way you keep your room clean all the time.” Kids generally remember such praises and it brings about a positive feeling in them.
  • Set a good example in front of him. If you are able to laugh away your disappointments and frustrations, then it is most likely that your child will learn those skills and be more optimistic in life.
  • Be loving and affectionate. Be generous with your hugs and kisses. Let your child know how much you love him.
  • Find out activities that interests him. He may excel at things that interest him and this will boost their experience of success.
  • Give your child age-appropriate tasks and responsibilities around the home. Encourage him if he wants to help you out with kitchen chores. Children need to know that they can do things independently and that they are worthy of praise for it.

 

The ultimate goal for all parents should be to have a happy child who has a positive outlook towards life.

 

 

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