When it comes to building self-esteem in kids, many parents do not realize its importance. Building a positive sense of himself is the best gift you can give to your kid at an early age. Kids with positive self-esteem become happy and productive adults as they grow.
“A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval” -Mark Twain
And by his own approval, he means if one’s self-esteem allows him to do something. With a few tips on building self-esteem in your children, you can be great at parenting.
When you aim at building self-esteem in your kids, there are 5 things that you need to focus on. Together, these will develop high self-esteem in your children.
1. Giving Freedom of Choice
You need to give freedom of choice to your kids even when they are young. However, offer the freedom of choice within the options you have preselected for them. This can be as simple as asking them if they want milk or juice with breakfast. Choosing for them on their own from a young age develops a sense of self-esteem in kids.
2. Conducting Different Activities
To boost your child’s self-esteem, you should look for different activities you can conduct, such as letting them do their tasks on their own, which includes dressing up, cleaning the room, etc.
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3. Showcasing progress is more important than perfection
To build self-esteem, it is important to make your kids understand that no one is perfect. And so, no one expects them to be perfect. All they have to do is try their best at whatever they do. Be it a basketball match or school exams; they have to make sure they do it best to their potential and progress each time from their last performance.
4. Not drawing comparisons
Never draw comparisons between your kids. If one is good at studying, the other must be good at sports. Appraise your every kid regarding his best traits and capabilities and keep encouraging them to develop what they lack.
5. Talking with rationality
Always talk with logic and rationality. Make sure you never taunt or use sarcastic words or tone when talking to your children. It belittles your kid’s emotional sense. Even if you are angry at something bad they did, you only need to tell that the action they performed was bad. Not that they are bad as a person.
Allowing freedom of choice, conducting entertaining activities, telling the concept of ‘nobody is perfect,’ not drawing comparisons and talking rationally are the 5 things that can develop a sense of self-esteem in your kids. This has a significant value in making your child a good, happy, and successful person.