to Build a Child's Self-Esteem
love for your children regularly and often. Show them
and tell them every day how much they mean to you.
Listen without interrupting; talk without yelling.
direct role in encouraging social competence. Choose
residential neighborhoods where playmates are available
and where flat areas, parks, and playgrounds make it
possible for children to play outdoors.
social skills by organizing informal and play group
activities for children and supervise them to ensure
that positive interactions occur.
child's unique qualities. If your child does something
well, encourage and praise their efforts.
effort, not just outcome.
now recognized as a key to children's successful
development. Self-esteem is a set of skills that allows a
child to keep trying, to keep learning, and to keep caring.
If you would
like more information on self-esteem, The Confident Child
(1997) written by T. Apter is a good read. What Kids
Need to Succeed (1998) written by Benson, Gailbraith &
Espeland is also an easy to read parent friendly book.