Nobody will deny that a healthy self esteem among children is a great armor to cope up with various challenges of the world. Kids with self pride, who are well aware of their strength and weaknesses, are in a better position to manage stress and conflicts in their day to day life. Hence, developing a feeling of self pride is essential among children right from their tender age. Unluckily, many parents lack necessary information about how to model a feeling of well being for their small children. However, the good news is parents can garner a healthy sense of well being among their children by following these common tips.
Have a positive mindset
Children usually follow their parents when they are small. Therefore, it is very important that you have a positive mindset. Assess your own self esteem while modeling healthy self pride among your children. If you do not have a sense of good feeling about yourself, you won’t be able to develop the same among your children. Find out your weak points and do away with the same. Nurture some healthy and positive habits, and your kids will eventually mirror you.
Rectify your child’s mistakes
Evaluate the behavior and beliefs of your children. If you find anything abnormal or irrational in your child, try to correct them. Don’t be harsh while correcting your child as harshness will only harm them. Instead, be polite and explain your child about their irrational behavior in a constructive manner. Similarly, let them know the shortcomings of their abnormal behavior on their overall life. Your little care and attention can go a long way in rectifying your child’s behavior which in turn will allow your child to cultivate healthy self esteem.
Besides this, give positive feedback to questions and queries posted by your child from time to time. Use simple day to day life examples to provide feedback about a given question. Since children are not well aware of complex life of the modern world, make sure you use simple examples that can make them understand what you mean. Learn how teachers explain a particular topic to a child and employ the same tactic to answer your child’s queries.
Create a caring home environment
It is rightly said that a home is the best institution to learn. This is more so in the case of small kids who learn to take their first lap at their home. Create a loving and caring environment at your home. If you administer healthy habits, your child will eventually garner those habits in the real world. On the other hand, developing a negative environment at your house will leave a bad effect on your child’s present and future.
Above all, allow your child to participate in simple constructive experiences. Teach them to solve simple problems at home. Similarly, praise them for their contribution and reward them accordingly. If you respond positively and help your child to rectify his mistakes at home, it will increase his morale and self esteem and help him become a better contributor to the society at large.