| August 28, 2018
Self-esteem plays an important role in how all of us -- kids and adults alike -- approach and complete our daily activities. It is often times easy to distinguish a person who has high self-esteem because they are confident in themselves. But is it as easy to spot a person who has low self-esteem?
As a caring adult, it is important to notice signs of a child who may be struggling with their self-esteem. It is also important to ensure a child with good self-esteem maintains that high level of confidence. A huge aspect of mentoring is being able to boost a child’s self-esteem and confidence within themselves.
Check out this Kidshealth article for ways to identify a child who may be struggling with low self-esteem. This resource also provides tips adults can try to boost a child's self-esteem, including:
- Help the child learn to do new things.
- When teaching kids new things, show and help them at first.
- Praise the child, but do it wisely.
- Be a good role model.
- Ban harsh criticism.
- Focus on strengths.
- Let kids help and give.
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