Children with self-esteem tend to believe in themselves and are more likely to try new things As well as coping with mistakes. On the other hand, those with low self-esteem are unsure of themselves and self-critical which makes it hard for them to succeed in life. Therefore it is important to help them boost their self-esteem.
There are various ways in which parents can help in building children's self-esteem.
Helping your child to do things. When teaching a child how to do something new. It is advised to show and help them at first and then give them time to make mistakes. This helps a child to learn and overcome the mistake. Additionally, they will feel proud of themselves which raises their self-esteem. It is important to make the new challenge moderate.
Learn to compliment your child. A child feels good when praised. However, it is not a good idea to overpraise him or her. It shows them that you are proud of them hence boosting their confidence.
Being a good role model as a parent. This can be achieved when a parent or guardian should also show efforts when performing their daily tasks. This inspires their young obedience putting more effort into their work. Also Modeling the right attitude matters a lot.
Focus on a child's strengths. Look at what your child does well and what he or she enjoys doing. Empower him or her to develop their strengths. By focusing on their strengths rather than their weaknesses helps children feel good about themselves and also improves their behavior.
Giving a child a chance to help and serve others. Letting them help and give to others help them grow their self-esteem. When they understand that their services matter and are appreciated they are likely to cooperate with their peers to do projects at school and also at the community level.
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