a realistic respect for or favorable impression of oneself; self-respect.dictionary.com
Positive Self-Esteem is essential to a happy, healthy life. It gives us the ability to adapt, grow, cope, and survive. It allows us to successfully navigate the frustrations, difficulties, and problems that we will inevitably be faced with along the way.
Parents are crucial to a child’s positive sense of self. A parent’s role is to provide stability, security, and love so children will flourish and grow to be self-confident, responsible, and capable. It is of great importance that parents are role models who display a positive view of self so the child will learn by example.
Self-esteem isn’t arrogant, self absorbed, or narcissistic. It’s a healthy understanding of who you are. It is liking yourself for who you are.
When a child (or adult) has a positive self-concept they are empowered, and protected. Understanding yourself, your beliefs, strengths, and even weaknesses, strengthens a child’s ability to understand, withstand, cope, and handle difficult situations and decisions...
Fostering Positive Self-Esteem In Children
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Check out Dove's Toolkits and Resources:
1 on 1 Activities for Girls Aged 8-12 and 13-18
A Girl’s Guide to the Digital World—How to Log Off of Digital Drama!
Self-Esteem Guide for Moms of Girls, Ages 8–11
Self-Esteem Guide for Moms of Girls, Ages 11–16
True You! Workbook for Girls 8–12
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Weighing The Facts:
Tests: How is your self-esteem?
Self Empowerment: Inspirational Recovery Quotes
Body Image and Self-Esteem