Self-Esteem In Children: What Is Our Role?

Parent Rap

Most parents would never intentionally hurt their children, but unfortunately some do.

By Jackie Saulmon Ramirez | July 23, 2014

Discipline in a manner that teaches children instead of damaging their self-esteem.

Our self-esteem and what other people think of us are sometimes at the opposite ends of the scale. If I evaluate my worth, I take into account the volunteer work I do and how others value me as their friend, relative or acquaintance. Someone speaking negatively about me has no impact on what I think of myself. I am an adult. I can roll with the punches and I think I’m a pretty good person.

Children’s view parents as all-powerful beings while they are young so nurture that image while it lasts.

Children, on the other hand, rely heavily on the opinion of others to help form their view of themselves or their self-esteem. These ‘others’ include friends…

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