A person’s good self-esteem is how one feels about himself. This is reflected in the person’s actions in terms of what he does and how well she accomplishes the tasks she set out to do.
Everyone’s self-esteem fluctuates from time to time based on life events and experiences. But most of the time, the self-esteem will point more toward a healthy or unhealthy trend. It is vital to build a healthy self-esteem in your child because the healthier your child’s esteem equates to a more successful life.
Building self-esteem never stops, but the foundation or building blocks for strong esteem begins in childhood. Having a strong foundation at a young age will help your child overcome any challenges and manage the difficulties later in life.
As you can imagine, parents have the major influence on how strongly positive or negative a child perceives the self. Parents can influence a positive, healthy respect for oneself by letting their children know that they belong. That they are doing well in the tasks and events they participate in, and that they are learning, growing, and doing better each day.
How parents talk and act toward their children influences strongly how well esteem develops. Parents need to openly show that they love and care for their children. Never be afraid to openly show your love toward your children, as this can help build their confidence and their self-esteem.
How parents react to their children’s behavior is very critical to how children’s good self-esteem will develop.
Harsh criticism hits healthy esteem in the gut.
Certainly, you have to correct their actions and/or mindset when kids misbehave.
And, you do it in such a way that you help to build their confidence in making better choices.
This is why experts recommended that you praise children two-to-four times as often as you criticize them. When it comes to thinking about and acting upon a certain situation, you help them discern what they did incorrectly, how to correct it in the future and boost their esteem at the same time.
Another way to help boost a child’s self-esteem and confidence in himself/herself is to assign some age-appropriate household chores. This will help them learn how to budget his or her time properly, which is an important time management skill they will need in the future.
Parents play a major factor in affecting their children’s good self-esteem to improve the odds of your children being successful in life because people must have confidence in their own abilities to be a success.
It helps greatly if parents boost good self-esteem by openly showing their love and support. This includes
- Praising them more often than criticizing them.
- Giving them age-appropriate tasks to for more self-confidence
- Handling challenges
- Making good decisions
Doing these things will give your children the best possible self-esteem, which will give them the best chance of being successful in life.