It's so important in today's day and age to build our kids self esteem but how do we do it?
Our NHM- I GOT IT FROM MY MUMMA Podcast below will guide you through how to do it but here are some pointers.
IT BEGINS AT BIRTH
A healthy self esteem begins at birth, when we care for our children and look at them lovingly they feel as if they’re worthy of care and love
Spend quality time with your child and show them affection daily
When it comes to praise, don’t just give it to them when you feel they ‘achieve’ something praise them randomly just for being them and affirm that you love them just as they are
Tell them it’s ok to make mistakes because everyone fails and makes mistakes it’s part of growing and development
WHAT IF THEY’RE BULLIED?
Don’t try to fix it immediately and seek out the bully to punish them, it may make your child fearful that they can’t be honest with you about their life in the future for fear you could make the situation worse. First, sit with them listen, ask how they feel and validate those feelings then be considered in what action to take if any.
CHALLENGES AREN’T ALWAYS BAD
Has your child had a challenging time at school? If they get through it with your help it’s actually good for them it will help them deal with adult life and all it’s complications in the workforce and beyond.
BE A GOOD ROLE MODEL
Don’t put yourself down in front of your children or beat yourself up for making a mistake
Praise yourself from time to time and show yourself some love
In the Podcast below we also chat to Jasey Stanley Author of ‘Where are you most beautiful’ a book aimed at building your child’s self esteem from an early age. To win a copy go here.