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5 Ways to Boost Your Child's Self-Esteem

Blog 5 Ways to Boost Your Child's Self-Esteem

Self-esteem can positively or negatively affect your child’s well-being. If your child has high self-esteem, it may lead to a greater respect of oneself. However, if your child has low self-esteem, he or she might begin to think negatively about his or her image, attitude and abilities.

As a parent, you want the best for your child. You want your child to succeed and to have confidence in everything that he or she does, but sometimes, it can be difficult to know exactly how to help. Many children may feel inadequate when they cannot successfully meet a particular standard–whether that’s in sports, school or even playing a friendly game with other kids. Although every child is unique and every style of parenting is diverse, we’ve listed a few tips below that explain how you can play in important role in raising your child’s self-esteem.

Five Ways to Boost Your Child's Self-Esteem

No matter what skills your child possesses, you can enhance those skills by increasing his or her self-esteem using a variety of techniques. Remember, children are all different, so they will respond in distinctive ways. What might work for one parent and child may not work for you, so be open-minded when trying new methods for raising your child’s self-esteem.

For more information about ways to help your child’s mental well-being, read our article on coping with anxiety.

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