Boosting Your Childs Self Esteem
The following statements are proven boosters to children's self-esteem. Copy this list and keep it where you can read it every day!
- I listen to my children and acknowledge their feelings.
- I am clear and consistent about discipline. I use "I" statements to express my thoughts and feelings and I avoid "you" statements that blame, shame, label or ridicule my children
- I use the same good manners with my children that I would want with an adult. This means saying "please" and "thank you."
- My behavior with my children leaves no doubt in their minds that they are loved.
- I trust my children and I always keep my promises, so my kids will trust me too. I don't make promises that I can't keep.
- I am quick to compliment my children.
- I am teaching my children right from wrong.
- I help my children set their own goals.
- I understand that both my children and I will make mistakes, I am not afraid to say "I'm sorry" when the mistake is mine.
- I encourage my children to be independent, but I make sure I'm available if they need me.
- I am teaching my children valuable lessons such as problem solving, communication, sharing and respect for themselves and others.
- I honor each of my children's unique abilities and personalities, allowing them to be different.
- I encourage my children to pursue what they're not good at, not what I wish they were good at it.
- I refrain from comparing my children to someone else, even to a sibling.
- I take care of myself so that I have plenty of energy for my children.