How your kids feel about themselves is critical for their happiness and success in life.
Kids with strong self-esteem feel good about themselves – they tend to stay true to their values, stand up to peer pressure, and go for their dreams. However, kids with low self-esteem tend to get down on themselves - they often feel self-conscious, lack self-confidence, and might be easily influenced by peers.
It is not uncommon for kids to go through a phase where their self-esteem slips. Unfortunately most kids don’t know how to pull out of it on their own. By keeping a pulse on your children’s self-esteem, you can support them in getting back on track if they begin to slip.
So how can you tell if your children are experiencing low self-esteem? Here are several clues to look for:
1- The first clue is to observe how they talk about themselves.
Do they put themselves down (“I’m so stupid.”)