Family Values Challenge Day 10: Bolster Their Self-Esteem
You influence the way your kids think and feel about themselves and their abilities more than you may realize. So, today's activity is to bolster your kids' self-esteem -- and remember to do it all the time!
But how? If they tried their best, but didn't win, tell them you're proud they gave it their all. Give them lots of hugs and kisses and tell them how much you care often. Acknowledge their feelings and praise their good decisions. Allow them to explore and figure out what they're good at -- and encourage them to do so! If they're down on themselves or beating themselves up over something, turn their negative views into positive ones, offer ways to help them with their problem, and remind them of all the reasons they're great and unique!
How do you bolster your kids' self-esteem? Please share your tips for raising kids who feel good about themselves!