Monday, July 16, 2012

parenting tip: simple self-esteem building tricks

3 Ways to Build Self Esteem

When it comes to teaching my kids about reading, real food/healthy eating, and the joys of playing in their natural environment, I am like a duck to water. I am supremely confident in my ability to convey my love of these subjects in a way that will instill a lasting passion in my kids too. However, when I was asked to write about how I let my children's confidence shine, I struggled at first about how to put my actions into words. Building my kids' self-esteem has been a tougher parenting task for me. Click here to read more!


Gingerskeeper said...

Great ideas! I am going to try the favorite/least favorite conversation today during dinner and see what our two year old comes up with. I've noticed that Julia thrives on being independent. She is newly potty trained, and lately she likes to go to the bathroom by herself. She calls me when she's done for help with wiping and hand washing, but she is so proud of herself when she just goes in, shuts the door, and does her thing. Only once (so far) has there been a toilet paper disaster! So I guess a good way to help her build confidence is to just let go and see how much she can do. Allow her to let some of her own rules for independence as long as she is still safe.

The Lone Home Ranger said...

That's brave of you! It took me a long time to realize I shouldn't do everything for Vivi when she was a toddler, but I've got the hang of it this time around with Charlotte, and I'm already asking her to help me pull up her shorts.


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