What is Self-Esteem?
According to kidshealth.org, self-esteem is ‘the collection of beliefs or feelings we have about ourselves’. I’m sure you would agree that self-esteem is very important for building confidence and being successful in life.
Building self-esteem should start for people at an early age. Children who develop their self-esteem early in their lives would probably be more confident and effective as adults, than those that have low self-esteem.
That said, there are two basic questions that you, as a parent should be asking yourself:
Do my kids have high levels of self-esteem?
What am I doing to help build their self-esteem?
Check out this article to learn more about what self-esteem is, and how to instill it in your children: http://kidshealth.org/parent/positive/talk/self_esteem.html