Sunday, August 19, 2007

Build Your Child's Self Esteem

Some ideas to help build your child's self esteem: Know what I'm good at.

Have you noticed how so many of us think we are good at less and less things, the older we get? If you try asking a group of kindergarteners, "Who here can draw?", I'll bet you most of the hands will go up.

Not so likely if you ask the kids at secondary school - and adults?! - even less!

To help conserve this early "optimism", talk to your child often about things he is good at. Help him to understand that it is okay to say he is good at things, and ask him often to think about and talk to you about what he enjoys doing and does well!

Happy parenting,


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