Building Confidence and Self Esteem

Instill Positive Body Image

How To Instill A Positive Body Image In Each Of Your Multiples

“Hey, Good Lookin’!” How do I look? Am I fat? Am I thin? Am I good looking? How multiples answer those questions depends upon each child’s image of herself – a self-image shaped by parents, co-twin(s), other siblings, culture, traditions, other relatives, friends, and the media. A child’s perception of her body matters: “It’s practically impossible for a child to feel good about herself if she’s uncomfortable with her appearance,” wrote Debra Phillips, M.D., and Fred Bernstein, in their book, How To […]
Kids Who Talk Too Much

Kids Who Talk Too Much

A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove…but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child. ~ Forest E. Witcraft I want to share a powerful story with you as part of my series of tips on parenting. It is an example of how important it is to be involved in your children’s lives, even […]
When Parents Say Hurtful Things

When Parents Say Hurtful Things

I know that parents don’t get up in the morning thinking of ways to hurt their kids. But when you use hurtful words like “idiot” or “whiner”, or any other type of ridicule or sarcasm, you’re doing more damage than you can possibly imagine. So what happens when a parent say hurtful things? These types of verbal attacks cut deep and can scar like knives. They trigger tremendous feelings of worthlessness. An angry or disgusted tone of voice is something that even […]
Building Confidence and Self Esteem In Your Child

Building Confidence and Self Esteem In Your Child

As a parent, you have the greatest influence of building confidence and self-esteem in your child. For the first 4 or 5 years, parents are the most important contributor. Once a child starts school, teachers and friends begin to play an important role in building confidence and self-esteem. And once he reaches adolescence, his peer group has an incredible impact. The more positive his confidence and self-esteem is before adolescence, the easier it will be for him to resist negative peer pressure. […]
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