There are new things for your children to learn as he or she grows up. Learning to hold a cup or take their first steps gives them a feeling of accomplishment and joy, and boosts self-esteem. Self-esteem can also be boosted by things like learning to dress, read, or ride a bike.
Demonstrate and assist children while teaching them how to accomplish things. Even if they make errors, allow them to try their best. Assure that your kid has the opportunity to learn, try new things, and be proud of himself or herself.
Praise your child, but do it in a thoughtful manner. It’s natural to compliment children. You can express your satisfaction by praising someone. However, certain methods of praising children may have the opposite effect.
Here’s how to do it right:
It’s difficult to believe praise that doesn’t seem earned. For instance, telling a kid that he had a good game when he knows he didn’t will feel hollow and artificial. It’s more appropriate to use the phrase, “I understand it wasn’t your finest performance, but everyone has bad days. I admire your will to succeed.” “Tomorrow, you’ll be back on your game,” Statements like these add a message of confidence.
Be a Good Role Model
With the daily pressures of modern life, it’s easy to get caught up in worry. When that happens, though, we often forget to take care of ourselves . And that’s when we need our wellbeing most. So remember: you’re setting a positive example when you put effort into doing regular house chores, working out, and living healthy lifestyles.
Your children seeing you do these will learn to put out effort in tasks such as schoolwork and house chores.
Invest in proper child healthcare
Investing in good child healthcare makes it easy to provide quality healthcare to your children when they need it. It is also about preparing them for future life and making them successful.
It is not just about making them healthy but also intelligent, an attribute that will greatly boost their self esteem. Investing in the proper child healthcare also means investing in a good education system. It means giving the children the right tools for success.
Investing in proper child healthcare is a good investment because it helps in their future.
Ban Harsh Criticism
Children’s feelings about themselves are quickly influenced by the messages they receive about themselves from others. Harsh statements (“You’re such a slacker!”) are demotivating rather than inspiring. Children’s self-esteem is harmed when they receive negative messages about themselves. Patience is required while correcting children. Concentrate on what you’d want them to do the next time. Show them how to do it if necessary.
Focus on Strengths
Pay attention to the things that your kid excels at and likes. Ensure that your kid gets opportunities to develop these skills. If you want to make kids feel good about themselves, focus on their strengths rather than their flaws. This also improves behaviour.
Pre-schoolers naturally feel a little unsure of themselves as they try to fit into their new environment. Developing self-esteem is an ongoing process that will continue for the rest of your child’s life. It is important to understand that gaining self-esteem takes time.
With patience, love, and consistent guidance, you can help your preschooler become more comfortable in his own skin and to realise that he has the ability to achieve any goal he or she sets out to achieve.