Posts Tagged ‘building self esteem’

Self-esteem activities for kids: keep a child-friendly home

“If your children spend most of their time in other people’s houses, you’re lucky; if they all congregate at your house, you’re blessed.” – Mignon McLaughlin One of the great self-esteem activities for kids is to make your home inviting to your child’s friends. Yes, you will have more mess to clean up, but it will be worth it to…

Self-esteem activities for kids: the art of positive praise

“There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.”– Mother Theresa In a management survey I read recently, 88% of people who left their company said they didn’t receive enough acknowledgement for the work they did and felt unappreciated. I found that percentage to be staggeringly high but not really a surprise. I remember when…

Children and self-esteem: 10 great things to tell your kids

If you’re looking to boost your children’s self-esteem here are 10 great things to say that will leave them feeling good and foster a sense of their self-worth. (For more about children and self-esteem, see our activities for kids page.) 10 great things to tell your kids 1. I love you no matter what 2. You’re special and you mean…

Self-esteem activities for children: avoid labels and bad names

‘Keep on telling me what I am, and that’s what I’ll become’. Be careful how you describe your children to their faces, to your friends and listen to what other family members say about each other and be mindful of accepting what you hear from your child’s teachers. Labels are so easy to give and so hard to undo. Consider…

Self-esteem activities for children: striking the right balance with after-school activities

As a writer about self-esteem activities for children, I’ve been pondering after-school activities and pushing your children too hard which can seriously damage their self-esteem and confidence. You need to strike that balance between too many and too few! Statistics show that children nowadays play outside 50 percent less than they used to in previous generations, an alarming figure that…

How to give your kids the gift of self-esteem

The most precious gift you can give your children is self-belief.  Self-belief is trust in your own ability. But where does that ability come from? It comes from self-esteem.  It is a belief and a confidence in your own ability and value. Children need to be given a strong, healthy self-image, because from that solid foundation, everything else in life…