As a parent, you play an important part in developing your child’s self-esteem. If you grow up hearing you’re not good enough, it will most likely affect they way you perceive yourself. In fact, having a good and positive self-image, still realistic, will have a very strong impact on your happiness. Everyone, children and adults alike, has an image inside of what they are good or bad at. So how can you as sa parent help? Check out this week’s “1 minute Peppy Talks”.
Exercise; Start asking your child to make a list of what he or she is good at and another list of what he or she is not so good at. You could either write or draw.
Ask; Can you place these along an evaluation-line?
- Are you happy with your evaluation line? What would you like it to look like?
- What would you like to be better at?
- How can you become better at something?
- What does it feel to be good at something?
- How did you get good at…?
- Can one change what one things of oneself?
Purpose; To gain insight into my image of myself. Can I change my self-image?
Want to experience more? This exercise helped you and your child outline good and not so good qualities. If there is something your child feels he or she is not so good at, there is always something you can do to get better at it. But sometimes both children and adults feel that they are bad at things, even though it might not be true. Remember to work with these things on a daily basis to improve your child’s self esteem.