Here are simple strategies to help boost your child’s self-esteem:
Getting to know your child and seeing things from his point of view will help you help him learn to trust himself.
If you share your own feelings , he’ll gain confidence in expressing his own. In normal development a child moves out from the known into the unknown. .
Praise can make a child feel that he’s only “good” if he does something perfectly. Encouragement, on the other hand, acknowledges the effort. “Tell me about your drawing. I see that you like purple” is more helpful than saying, “That’s the most beautiful picture I’ve ever seen.” Too much praise can sap self-esteem because it can create pressure to perform and set up a continual need for approval from others.
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