Our Top 4 Different Factors That Can Affect Your Child’s Self-Esteem
Parents, when our children feel confident and secure, they’re more likely to succeed in life and achieve their goals. More importantly, having a positive self-image helps a child feel happy! 🙌
There are many different factors that can affect your child’s self-esteem, but here are our top 4!👇
1️⃣. 𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐩𝐡𝐲𝐬𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐝 – This includes hugs, kisses, high-fives, etc.
2️⃣. 𝗪𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐬𝐚𝐲 𝐭𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐝 – Things like “I love you” or “I’m proud of you”, and how you say them; if it’s sincere or sarcastic.
3️⃣. 𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐧 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐩𝐞𝐞𝐫𝐬 – Bullying, peer pressure, friend groups/cliques.
4️⃣. 𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐧 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐚𝐝𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐬 – This is a big one, including teachers, relatives, coaches, and anyone else they might look up to.
How your child is treated by others is somewhat out of your control, but there are many things you can do as a parent to build your child’s self esteem.
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