5 Healthy Ways to Boost Your Child’s Self-Esteem
I saw these adorable superhero capes on Two Little Pumpkins Etsy Shop and couldn’t help but think about adventure, imagination and confidence little ones show at such a young age! Why does that change as children become older? Well, because too often these next 5 points are missed. Parents forget the littlest things that boost those self-esteems!
Spend One on One Time With Each Child
Spending one on one time with you child helps you as a parent to see their individual personalities and needs. Showing them that you treasure THEM individually adds security. Unfortunately, too often, we reserve one on one time for correction instead of for positive bonding. So take a time out for a GOOD reason! Think of how special it makes YOU feel when you have one on one time with your spouse or a friend! Children are NO different!
Provide Your Child With Choices
Instead of always telling your child what they WILL do, pick a few decisions you are comfortable with and offer them the choice. Not only does that help them to make decisions but also boosts their self-confidence. For example, if you have a couple hours to kill, ask them to choose between going to the park or playing a board game at the house. Once they choose, go for it!
If they chose the park, let them know how much fun you had and how great of a choice it was. This shows them that they can make good decisions that affect not only them but others as well. By their decision, they both himself AND YOU happy! Talk about a boost in confidence!
Never Compare Children
Each child is unique. Make sure you encourage their individuality. Comparing your children means they should all be alike instead of being their own unique individual. It would be a pretty boring place if we were all alike!
Encourage Independence and Assure Them NO ONE is Perfect
Teaching your toddler to put their own shoes on even if it means the shoes wind up on the wrong feet. Or asking your five-year-old to make their own bed even if the blankets are not pulled perfectly to all edges. Allow your eight-year-old to clean the bathroom by themselves even if it may not get as clean as you would prefer. Teaching your child these tasks is important for their future AND for their self-esteem.
Give SINCERE Praise
Everyone needs a pat on the back every so often. The key is to make sure it is sincere AND specific. Don’t just say “Great job!”. Get specific. Tell your child what specifically they did a great job with. If your daughter drew a picture for you of what SHE says is a person holding a flower but it looks like a bunch of colorful scribbles. Praising isn’t necessarily honest, is it?! Instead, find which colorful blurb is the flower and tell them they picked a beautiful color for the flowers. Find something to praise while still being HONEST!
My daughter is absolutely in LOVE with her Supergirl cape. I mean, for several days straight she has worn this cape and mask… including a trip to Walmart!
I am sure after seeing all of these adorable superheroes that you are already thinking of what superhero would be perfect for your little one! Let me tell you a little more about Two Little Pumpkins Superhero sets. Personally, I love how fun they are and yet are so affordable!! As you can tell, these kiddos love them!
- Made from high-quality satin
- Double side colors
- Available in Party Packs
- Personalization Available
- Large selection of choices
Make your child feel like the superhero they are with Two Little Pumpkin Cape and Mask Sets!
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