Please welcome my guest blogger Faigie Kobre with a topic that I had started a few months ago — 50 Ways to Develop Your Child’s Self Esteem — but with no ideas in it. I don’t think I even had a single way written yet. Her post is on developing kids self esteem, a gift that gives back that we, as parents, can bestow upon our children.
Four ways to help your child develop amazing self esteem
Everyone wants their children to have good self esteem. Most parents however, seem clueless as to how to help their children acquire this most precious commodity. There are reams of information written about this topic. I can’t claim to be an expert or to have even read a fraction of what is available. A number of years ago though, I did read an amazing book called Your Child’s Self-Esteem by Dorothy Briggs. She goes through many, many points about self esteem in her wonderful treatise and I am going to share some salient steps to helping your child develop good self esteem.
What is good self esteem
Before we begin, we first need to understand what is good self esteem.
Most people seem to think that it is supreme confidence. Some think it’s when kids think they are great. Often cocky, braggarts come across as having good self esteem.The problem is that kids that seem to think they are great, don’t really think so and inside probably don’t think very well of themselves at all.
Someone with good self esteem doesn’t think they are great. They don’t need to.
When you have self esteem there is no need to impress others, you just feel glad that you are you. Self esteem means that you know that you are lovable no matter what, just because you exist. It’s a feeling of knowing that you have something to offer to others without having to prove yourself.
While self confidence can be broken up into different areas, self esteem is the overall self judgement. It comes across as quiet confidence and the willingness to try anything because if you fail, who cares? … you’re still OK. Read more…