Helping your child to build healthy self-esteem is one of the most important objectives for parents. Self-esteem is the core of a healthy personality; kids with a strong sense of self-esteem tend to be more resistant to peer pressure and they are better able to deal with challenges and handle responsibility. They manage their emotions more effectively and have lower rates of anxiety and depression. They are less susceptible to eating disorders, drug abuse, and self-harm. But what exactly is self-esteem, and how can we help our children develop it? Contrary to
popular belief, self-esteem is not an innate quality that a child either has or
lacks. Instead, it’s a way of perceiving his or her self: Children with healthy
self-esteem think about themselves more positively and usually have faith in
their ability to achieve things that are important to them. This belief system
is partly shaped by the child’s unique personality, but it’s also…
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