How Can You Build Your Child’s Self Esteem

As parents, we know building our child’s self-esteem is essential. Development specialists always tell us so. But, knowing it is important is not the same as knowing how to give your child a strong sense of self-worth. There is no easy strategy, but there are several useful techniques parents can use to help boost self-esteem in their child.


child's self-esteem


The most crucial strategy is showing and telling your child how much you value him and appreciate her. Spend time with them, talk and really listen to what they have to say, and understand the things that interest them.


You can also teach your child about decision-making and recognise when she has made a right decision. Kids make decisions all the time but often are not aware that they are. There are some ways parents can help children improve their ability to make wise choices consciously. You could, for example, use the what to wear for the day game, letting them live with the consequences, i.e. being too hot in long sleeves on the beach. Gradually expand the scope and discuss the problems and solutions to help your child evaluate the choices they make.

Make Them Responsible For Their Emotions

Let children know they create and are responsible for any feeling they experience. Likewise, they are not responsible for others’ opinions and beliefs.

Help Them Find Their Place child’s self-esteem

Encourage your child to develop hobbies and interests which give them pleasure and which they can pursue independently. These can help build various skills which may help build confidence as well as provide comfort and distraction during difficult times. Also, these may well provide a common ground to further social interaction with others.

Let Them Work It Out child’s self-esteem

Children need to learn to work out disputes with siblings and peers without adult intervention all the time. As they grow, kids won’t always have direct adult supervision and Learning to work through these social challenges can build confidence and self-esteem. Another crucial social tool is the ability to cope with teasing. Help your child develop “tease tolerance” by pointing out that some teasing can’t hurt and exploring the reasons why some other kids tease.

Show Them Their Strengths child’s self-esteem

When your child succeeds at something, reinforce that success by pointing out how far he or she have come by not giving up. When your child fails, point out other achievements he has enjoyed, especially those that were accomplished after a failure.

Laughter child’s self-esteem

Laugh with your kids and encourage them to laugh at themselves.
A good sense of humour and the ability to make light of life and not sweat the small things are essential ingredients for increasing one’s overall happiness. Laughter is also a great stress reliever and an excellent way to make friends. Laughing at your mistakes and at life’s challenges help teach children to put trouble in perspective and cope with problems.

Using these strategies can help you build your child’s self-esteem and help them lead a happier life.