Often a child tends to assess whether they are better than or less than others around. Either the situation builds low self-esteem for a child if they think they are less than others or it creates arrogance within a child if they see themselves better than others. Particularly when there is low self-esteem, it is our job to help them identify their special gifts and honor their unique personalities.
Kids who have higher self-esteem, they think of themselves highly and value their capabilities more than those with lower self-esteem. These children naturally have more self-confidence in their capability to do things and are tend to try to new things and are willing to take risks. They generally feel loved, accepted and confident and heard. Even with failures, they will know how to cope with the situation and move on.
For a child with lower self-esteem, we need to reach out to them and communicate with them. Children tend to open out when go deep in the conversation with them. We can teach them their values with short fun story. Children can connect through different aspects of the stories, which can helps them open up about more questions or challenges that they may be having trouble with.
We can then create real life scenarios or problems that a child goes through in order to understand how to apply what they have learned. Often children provide a situation that they faced and when in group, each person present provides their feedback on how to handle it. With these effective conversations, children may develop an amazing problem solving attitude which they can use on their own.
The goal for every parent should be to and self-confidence and self-esteem so that an individual child can feel capable on facing new life’s challenges and are willing to go on rather than giving up. They will learn to achieve their goals, complete their tasks confidently, make progress, give helping hand to others and accept any other advices given to them.