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Monday, April 4, 2011

Self Esteem Builders For Children




Two Girls Laughing


Healthy home

Parents can foster good self-esteem for their children by having a healthy home. A home where that child can feel safe. A home where the child can feel free to talk to you about just about anything. A place where they can relax when things did not go well at school.


Hug, Kisses, A touch, A smile, and Laughter


I have mentioned this before in previous articles. Hugs, kisses, and touch are very essential for children no matter how old they get. They need to be able to laugh. Laughing is so good for the soul. They are emotional beings. They need to be uplifted. All of the above will go a long way to help building your child’s self-esteem.


Perfection


Although some of us might want to be perfect. No one is perfect, nor should we expect our children to be. They will make mistakes. They do have a mind of their own and may use it to make their own decisions, which just might not correlate with what you had in mind. That is how they learn and how they grow, as we all do.


Positiveness

No one wants to be around a negative person all the time. No one wants to hear complaining, whining, and nothing good. People do like Postiveness. Positiveness can get you farther than negatives. Children need encouragement, because sometimes they will beat their own selves up. A child could be beautiful, but when they look in the mirror they only see a big nose. As Michael Jackson mentioned in one of his interviews that his father talked about his nose. He talked about the pimples as a teenager. Some teenagers do have problems with pimples, and to a teenager that could be very devastating.

Support

Children need your support. They need to know that their parents are behind them in their endeavors. Even if they fail at a venture, they still need to know that their parents were in the background cheering them on.

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