A powerful, yet simple way to improve your child’s self-esteem. teach your kids
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_custom_heading text=”inspiration” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left|color:%23ce879f” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]Today we’ve been inspired by this lovely article from Positive Parenting, which talks about how parents can create a family environment that helps to develop a child’s self-esteem. It’s a great article with lots of practical tips and advice and we would recommend reading it with a nice cup of tea![/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_custom_heading text=”why is self-esteem important?” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left|color:%23ce879f” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]A positive sense of self is an incredibly important part of being able to live the life that you want. If you look back at your own life and think of the choices that you made (or didn’t make), your self-esteem (or fear of not being good enough), was almost certainly at the very heart of that decision.

From how well you did at school, the jobs that you had, the opportunities that you passed up on or took, the relationships you have, all were influenced by how you viewed and valued yourself as well as how much confidence you had in your abilities.

So with that in mind helping our children to develop a keen sense of self-worth is one of the greatest gifts we can bestow as parents. For a deeper and more thoughtful way to do this we recommend the article that inspired us, we have also included a simple lifehack below that you can use quickly and easily each day to boost your child’s self-esteem.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_custom_heading text=”so how to teach our kids?” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:left|color:%23ce879f” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]Creating positive thoughts and associations is often simply a case of training our brain to think this way through habit and repetition. That’s where we come in as parents. A lovely way to help our children to build this train of thought is to ask them each day to tell you something that they did during the day that they were proud of.

Asking them to say it outloud brings their behaviour into the conscious realm, do this on a daily basis and you help your child to build their self-esteem memory bank. It’s a lovely question to ask just before bedtime as it will send them off to sleep feeling good about themselves- which is nice!

You can change the question so that it doesn’t become too repetitive- what did you do today that you:

  • were proud of?

  • made you happy?

  • made someone else happy?

  • did well?

  • did to the best of your ability?

  • that made you appreciate yourself?

  • etc…

You could combine this end of the day routine with our Daily Hack 15– giving your child the gift of joy- which you could do each morning.

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Help to boost your child’s self-esteem:

Exercise 1:  Ask them each day to tell you something they did that they were proud of.
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