1. Show how much you love them by showing them affection.
2. Compliment your children.
3. Help them set little goals.
4. If you need to criticise or reprimand them, reprimand their behaviour, not them as a person.
5. Show your children that you’re proud of them.
6. Tend to your self-esteem and be the best role model to your child.
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JONATHON: Hi mums and dad, Jonathon Hourigan from Black Belt Plus in Burleigh. We’ve had our blog series going of how to build your child’s self esteem, and I’d like to finish off the blog today with just a recap of the tips that are important to help your child build their self esteem.
Firstly is to show how much you love them by showing them affection. Sometimes in a busy day we forget about this, so that’s really important. Secondly is to compliment them. Let them know how proud you are of them. That’s a really big one. Also, helping them to set little goals, like learning how to make their bed, and then progressing on to bigger chores really boosts their self esteem. Remember if we need to criticise or reprimand them, we reprimand the behaviour, not the person, and then they can learn that it was their actions, not them that was inappropriate or bad. Going on from there, it’s important to show your children that you’re proud of them, and this is a big one as well. So by doing that on a regular basis, that will make them feel good. Never compare your child to another child. So everybody’s an individual, and everybody progresses at their own rate. Lastly, it’s important to tend to your own self esteem, because you’re the best role model that they could have, so if you’re working on your stuff, then they’re going to follow you. So that’s been our blog on self esteem, and I look froward to speaking with you soon. Bye.