Introduction

Introduction
Here are 30 simple things you can do over time to help your child become aware of his value and develop a positive self-image.

A child’s self-esteem is built one day at a time. Here are 30 simple things you can do over time to help your child become aware of his value and develop a positive self-image.

“Building self-esteem on a daily basis involves lots of little words and actions,” says Germain Duclos, psychoeducator, remedial teacher and author of several books on child development. It’s not enough for your child to experience success in order to develop good self-esteem. He must also become aware of his value through the perception others have of him. It’s therefore essential to name and highlight the things he does well. It’s also a good idea to remind your child of these little accomplishments when he’s having a hard time with something, by recalling the things he’s able to do: “Do you remember the other day? You were able to… You were proud of yourself, and so was I. You can do it!”