Like any mom, you only want the best for your child. By building self-esteem in your children. Sometimes this is easier said than done. The following tips will help you develop self-esteem in children, so they can have a rich and fulfilling life.
Tip 1: Be Confident Yourself. Show your children you are a confident person in a variety of situations. Show your tweens that it’s important to try new things, even if you don’t always succeed. When they see you being confident in your abilities, no matter the outcome, that postitive attitude will boost their self-esteem.
Tip 2: Develop Your Child’s Sense Responsibility – Another good way to build self-esteem in children is to give them some age-appropriate tasks they are responsible for on a regular basis. Create routines in which they are regularly asked to perform these tasks. By asking your children to perform chores , they will recognize and appreciate your confidence in their growing abilities and your trust in them will build their esteem.
Tip 3: Spread the Praise Around- Tweens need as much praise as younger children. However you need to be more selective in how you do it. Praising every little thing your child does can give them the feeling they can do no wrong. Instead, praise their passing skills or another specific aspect of their performance. This way they can take pride in their own achievements and realize that doing their best is more important than just winning or losing. This will allow them to better handle the inevitable disappointments that are a natural part of life.
Tip 4: Listen Up – Listen to your children. This is especially important as your children become tweens. By listening you show your children that what they have to say matters and is important. You may have to listen to a lot of chatter before they really start opening, but it will be worth it. Eventually they will learn its ok to express their emotions, frustrations and fears to you. Support them, empathize, but also don’t be afraid to correct them when they’re wrong.
These suggestions for building self-esteem in children will be the starting point of a whole new relationship with your tween.