Posts Tagged ‘kids and self-esteem’

Recommended Books for Kids: Bullies Are A Pain In The Brain

Sadly, we live in a world where we sometimes encounter bullies. That’s why Bullies are a Pain in the Brain by Trevor Romain is one of our recommended books for kids to learn how to deal with bullying.  Melissa Gaynor from Sweet on Books explains why: What You Need to Know: • While this book can be read at the…

Self-Esteem Books for Kids: How to Rock Braces and Glasses

Research shows that more than half of all children are involved in bullying either as a perpetrator, victim, or both on at least one occasion.  As parents, we have the power to help reduce bullying and improve self-esteem – that’s why How to Rock Braces and Glasses by Meg Haston is one of Reading Kingdom’s recommended self-esteem books for kids. …

Self-esteem activities for children: talking with and at your kids

One of the best self-esteem activities for children is to have a loving parent talk with them. There has been lots of research on family communication that has repeatedly confirmed that we spend very little time actually talking with our children (less than 20 minutes a day) and most of our time talking at them complaining, commanding, criticizing, nagging and…

Kids and self-esteem: What to do when your child is a picky eater

Lots of parents go through picky eating with their children and it is often just a phase. Children like things to be familiar and often won’t try new foods until they’ve been exposed to them several times.  In fact, it sometimes takes 11 times for your child to have a food before they have a go. Toddlers pick up on…

Children and self-esteem: How to Make Mealtimes Fun

One of the ways to build a child’s sense of self-worth is to ensure that eating and mealtimes go smoothly. (For more about children and self-esteem, see our activities for kids page.) Below are my tips for making mealtimes enjoyable. How to Make Mealtimes Fun Get the fork to talk or play airplanes. Have tea with another child who is…

Kids and self-esteem: How to tell if you’re actively involved in your child’s life

Most parents want to be actively involved in their children’s lives and are aware of the benefits that their involvement has on their children’s sense of self-worth. (For more about kids and self-esteem, see our activities for kids page.) But how do you know, as a parent, that you’re involved enough? Here is a little quiz to see if you…