Helping Your Child Develop Self-Esteem

Thursday - February 13, 2014

Helping your child build self-esteem is critically important for their independence and future happiness.



Self-esteem is responsible for much of our behaviors, thoughts, and feelings, and that relationship is true for both children and adults. Helping your child develop a healthy self-esteem is one of the most important things you’ll do for your child’s emotional health. After all, children with a high self-esteem tend to:

So how do you, as a parent, help your child develop this critically important quality? It’s a lot easier than you might think. Instead of pouring effort into temporary solutions, take a few minutes out of every day to make small changes and brief comments to gradually boost your child’s self-esteem.

Consider these strategies:

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