Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Children with low self-esteem can find challenges to be sources of major anxiety and frustration; those who think poorly of themselves have a hard time finding solutions to problems. In contrast, kids who feel good about themselves seem to have an easier time handling conflicts and resisting negative pressures. They tend to smile more readily and enjoy life. These kids are realistic and generally optimistic. Do you want to improve your child’s self esteem? Then join me in this post  as i share with you some excellent steps you can take as a parent to increase your child's self esteem. Are you ready? 
Here are some ways to increase your child’s self esteem:

  • Praise your child for good work done
 Look for opportunities to comment positively on the things they are doing well. Like, laying of the bed, washing of dishes e.t.c.Take time to notice this good behavior and compliment their effort.
  • Say Encouraging words

Be ready to say some encouraging words to your child each day of the week. It’s easy to get caught up in criticism and correction, but if all your kid hears about is what he's doing wrong, he might begin to believe he can never do anything right. Words like, “you are a genius,” “you have a bright future” etc. gives them the energy to stand tall and face challenges that comes their way.
  • Spend time with your child
Spending time with your child shows him or her that you values his or company. You can decide to play games, take walks, have long bedtime chats, or just snuggle in front of the TV. Giving the better part of your attention to work or personal interests makes you child feel that he or she is not important or deserving of your time. A little time and attention from a parent can greatly increase the self esteem of the child, even if he or she does not show it immediately.

  • Correct Mistakes Cautiously
Help your child to learn from mistakes by discussing what happened and what could happen next time (if there is one)No matter how tempting, avoid saying “I told you so.” It lowers the child’s self esteem and makes him coil up