Building Self-Esteem In Our Children

Self-esteem begins to develop from birth, and building self-esteem in children is an ongoing process. Being a parent is an incredibly challenging role and we don’t always get it right, but as long as you remember to praise and listen to your child, and enforce boundaries in a positive way, then your child should know you are always there for them – your love and support is constant.

You can help build your child’s self-esteem by praising them when they’ve done something positive for others or display positive behavior. It may be the smallest thing, and it’s still important to tell them how well they’ve done and that you’re proud of them. Children need to feel cared for and emotionally safe. They may not always be ready to talk about how they feel; however, they need to know that you are there to listen and support them, without judgement.