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Boosting Your Child's Self Esteem and Confidence
Boosting Your Kids' Self-Esteem and Confidence
Use the following tips to boost your child's self-esteem and confidence in healthy ways..Remember kids internalize who they are from the way adults, particularly parents, treat them.
- I listen to my kids and acknowledge their feelings.
- I understand that both my kids and I will make mistakes.
- I am not afraid to say "I'm sorry” when the mistake is mine.
- I am clear and consistent about discipline.
- I use "I" statements to express my thoughts and feelings.
- I avoid "you" statements that blame, shame, label, or ridicule my kids.
- I encourage my kids to be independent, but I make sure I'm available if they need me.
- I am teaching my kids valuable lessons such problem solving, communication, sharing and respect for themselves and others.
- I use the same good manners with my as kids that I would with an adult.
- I honor each of my kids’ unique abilities and personalities, allowing them to be different.
- My behavior with my kids leaves no doubt in their minds that they are loved.
- I encourage my kids to pursue what they are good at, not what I wish they were good at.
- I trust my kids and I keep my promises so my kids will trust me too.
- I don't make promises I can't keep.
- I refrain from comparing my kids to someone else, even to a sibling.
- I am quick to compliment my kids.
- I take care of myself so I have plenty of energy for my kids.
- I teach my kids right from wrong.
- I help my kids learn to set their own goals.
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