Child care professionals, in Wellard or any Perth suburb, can tell the difference between a child with self-esteem and one who hasn’t developed it yet. During children’s preschool years, they are learning at a high rate of speed and developing their sense of self esteem and confidence. Here are some ways to help your child develop self-esteem and feel comfortable in any surroundings.
The Basics of Self Esteem
When children have high self esteem, they feel positive about themselves and their abilities. When children have a good sense of self-esteem, they feel that they are better able to manage their environment because they feel like they are valuable and loved. Generally, the better sense of self-esteem a child has, the better they are able to solve problems and to get along with their peers.
You can help your child develop a stronger sense of self esteem by helping them develop confidence in their abilities, nurturing their sense of identity, making them feel loved and valuable even when they make mistakes and giving them positive attention.
Nurturing as Child’s Sense of Self
It is important for children to know that they are loved for who they are and that they are valuable. This helps them feel connected to others, especially in their own family. Here are some tips for helping a child have a sense of belonging in their family.
The first thing to do is teach your child who everyone in the family is and how they are related to each other. Tell your child about your life when you were a child. Keep a photo album and show your child older photo albums from when you were young. When your child writes a letter or paint something for you, display it proudly on the wall. Keep all of your child’s letters and photos.
Be sure to give your child positive attention. This includes praising your child for a job well done. Hug your child often, listen and be fully there. Don’t say anything derogatory to your child, such as “you’re a bad boy” or anything that can make them see themselves in a bad light. When correcting your child, always frame it in a way that says you know they are better than their bad behaviour.
Child Care in Wellard
If you are looking for child care in Wellard or any Perth suburb, call the Cuddles Childcare Centre closest to you.