Your Child's Confidence

It's sometimes easy to see when youngsters are happy with themselves and when they aren't. Self-esteem is the concept of feeling good about yourself.

Children that have high self-esteem feel liked, accepted, and confident. They are confident in their abilities and have high self-esteem. Children with poor self-esteem criticize themselves and mistrust their abilities. They believe they are not as good as other kids and focus on their failures rather than their successes.


Why Is Self-Esteem Important?
Children who feel good about themselves are more likely to attempt new activities. They are pleased with their abilities. Self-esteem also assists children in dealing with mistakes. They are encouraged to try again, even if they first fail. Self-esteem helps children perform better in school, at home, and with their peers.


Children that have low self-esteem are unsure about themselves. They may not participate if they believe others will not accept them. They may allow people to treat them poorly and struggle to speak up for themselves. They may give up quickly or fail to try at all. When a child has poor self-esteem, it is difficult for him or her to cope when they make a mistake, lose, or fail. As a result, they may not perform as well as they could.


How Does Self-Esteem Grow?
When a baby receives positive attention and loving care, self-esteem can begin to emerge. It all starts with a child feeling safe, loved, and welcomed.

Babies can accomplish certain things on their own as they grow into toddlers and early children. They are excited to put their new talents to action. When parents pay attention, let children try, smile, and show pride, their self-esteem grows.


When youngsters attempt new things, do new things, and learn new things, their self-esteem grows. This may occur when children:

  • Make strides toward a goal
  • Acquire good scores at school and discover new stuff
  • Make friends and enjoy favorite activities such as music, sports, art, cooking, and technology.
  • Help, donate, or be nice work hard and 
  • Get appreciated feel understood and accepted

Children that have high self-esteem feel secure, capable, and accepted for who they are.

How Can Parents Aid in the Development of Self-Esteem?

Parents can assist children who do not feel good about themselves. Increase your child's self-esteem by being a positive role model. Help youngsters master new skills so they may be proud of themselves. Encourage hard work without prohibiting harsh criticism.

You may show children how valuable and essential they are by assisting in the development of their self-esteem.


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