How many people pause to think that their children need help in building self esteem as they grow up? It would not be surprising to find many parents overlooking this vital aspect of child growth.
Experiences that children go through make them to be what they are when they grow up. In structuring self esteem, self confidence and good image, children become competitive later on in life thus speaking their minds, challenge decisions and influencing the world positively.
I did take time to monitor a seven year old boy who was seated near me at a restaurant. He sat up in his chair and had an almost adult like conversation with his father. Though I could not hear the conversation well, it got me thinking of what could have made the boy portray such confident.
With further findings, I realized that it is not by chance that the boy was very confident of himself. Children, like adults have to be commended when they do something good. And when they make a mistake, avoid shouting at them. Instead, explain what would have been acceptable and this will help in building self esteem.
Children who take part in debate and other activities such as games that they like also build self esteem as they practice to speak their minds. It is therefore important to enroll children in various mind engaging activities that open up their thoughts.
When possible, let children make decisions and see how they go about it. For example, you could give a child some money and let him write the order in which he would spend the money. From the list, get to understand how he prioritized the items and give an idea on how best to prioritize items. With practice, any child would build self esteem and thus influence society.
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