Self-esteem is the most important aspect of life. Self esteem can determine success, attitude and ambition and all these can be positive if it is built early on in a person’s life. Individuals with high self-esteem have great success in life.
Your child’s self esteem depends and starts with you. As parents and caring adults, you will want to share methods and techniques to build self confidence with your kids and young people in your circle and one of the most important part of teaching a life skill is to improve the concept in our own lives.
Here are some tips that will help you build self confidence in your kids:
Step 1: Give positive and truthful advice. Instead of saying “try harder” or “calm down” say “I’m proud of the effort you put forth.”
Step 2: Become a positive role model. If you are hard on yourself, your child will model after you so keep your self esteem in mind.
Step 3: Identify your child’s beliefs and redirect them. Help your child set goals that are right for them
Step 4: Surprise your child with affection. Hug your child often and tell your children how much you love and belief in them
Step 5: Make your home a safe haven. Let your child be comfortable coming to you with problems while letting them be independent with their own space.
Step 6: teach them to think for themselves. If you continually tell you children what to do and how to do it, they will be looking outward for direction and not learn to trust intuition.
As a parent you have the greatest influence in shaping your children’s sense of self worth, you are their first and most important teacher take advantage of it.