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Developing child's self esteem

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Why self-esteem is necessary for children

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Developing child's self esteem

  1. 1. ‘Developing Child’s Self Esteem’
  2. 2. What is Self Esteem? Self esteem is: • The way an individual sees themselves and their worth. • Partly formed by an individual’s own perspective and expectations • Partly formed by the perspectives and expectations of significant people in a person’s life.
  3. 3. Children with high self esteem tend to: • Enjoy interacting with others • Be comfortable in social settings • Enjoy group and independent activities • Work towards finding a solution to challenges without giving up quickly • Know their strengths and weaknesses, and accept them
  4. 4. Low self esteem can lead to: • Poor academic performance • Having a hard time making or keeping friends • Being less able to learn and focus • Being vulnerable to peer pressure • Avoiding challenges
  5. 5. COMPONENTS OF SELF ESTEEM There are 5 components of Self Esteem  Sense of security  Sense of identity  Sense of belonging  Sense of purpose  Sense of personal competence
  6. 6. 1. Sense of security Children who feel secure are Children who lack feelings of security are  Responsible  Respectful of authority  Self-disciplined  Trusting of adults  Willing to risk failure  Reliable  Free from anxiety  Confident  Nervous  Excessively shy and fearful  Distrusting  Defiant and disrespectful  Stressed  Reluctant to take risks  Indecisive
  7. 7. 2. Sense of identity Children having positive sense of identity are Children lacking positive sense of identity are  Aware of personal worth and show self acceptance  Self controlled  Emotionally stable and express emotions in a healthy way  Caring & empathetic  Respectful and tolerant of others  Anxious to please others  Attention seekers  Critical of others  Hypersensitive  Likely to throw tantrums or even engage in anti-social behaviour (lying, cheating, stealing)  Not likely to take pride in work they do and spend little effort to succeed
  8. 8. 3. Sense of belonging Children with strong sense of belonging Children lacking feelings of belonging  Have good listening skills  Show good social skills  Feel valued by others  Resist peer pressure  Enjoy sharing with others  Contribute to welfare of others  Demonstrate leadership skills and are good team players  Feel rejected or isolated  Are easily misled and find it hard to say “no”  Lack patience with others  Need to be first all the time  Hate to share with others  Bully or tease others  Brag or boast  Show cruelty towards animals
  9. 9. 4. Sense of purpose Children having a strong sense of purpose Children lacking a sense of purpose  Show intellectual curiosity  Show integrity and ethical behaviour  Are self motivated  Have clarity of purpose and vision for their future  Show passion for the work they do  Have an ability to take risks  Lack motivation  Have few real interests  Are disorganized and often waste time  Show truant behaviour  Seek thrills; experiment with drugs or alcohol
  10. 10. 5. Sense of personal competence Children with personal competence Children who lack feelings of competence  Take personal accountability  Have self-assessment skills  Show resilience and perseverance  Have good decision making skills  Are independent  Maintain a positive outlook  Feel empowered  Make poor decisions  Blame others for their failures  Feel overwhelmed and get easily discouraged  Believe they are either lucky or unlucky  Lack judgment and depend on others for direction  Often fail to complete projects
  11. 11. 1. Provide a safe environment for your children to learn, grow, and tackle appropriate challenges and risks. 2. Encourage exercise to maintain healthy body image. 3. Encourage the joining of clubs, teams. or organizations to enhance a sense of community and belonging. 4. Let them know that it is OK to experience failure or loss. 5. Give them jobs to do and chores to complete to ensure responsibility, pride in achievements. and a feeling of independence. 6. Help them learn how to set and achieve goals. 7. Encourage them to volunteer, help other people, and share their talents. 8. Parents can continue to give love, attention, and affection even when you think they don’t want it. 9. Allow them to sort out and resolve conflicts themselves. 10.Be a good role model. Tips for parents to build their child’s self esteem
  12. 12. 1) Be available to children. 2) Listen without making judgements. 3) Share yourself with them 4) Emphasize similarities. 5) Be real and don’t pretend. 6) Be careful with your negative feelings. 7) Don’t embarrass children. 8) Be aware you are a model To keep in mind always
  13. 13. •When parents do everything for their children, that inadvertently teaches children that they are not capable of doing things for themselves. •When parents rescue their children too often, children never learn how to face life’s bumps. •When parents praise their children for every minor achievement, children stop believing in their praise altogether. •When parents are constantly telling their kids how to do things better, they never get to celebrate what they already do well. •When parents force their kids to stay in activities that they don’t want to be in, it has the potential to hurt their self- confidence. When parents constantly criticise their children for every small mistakes, there self esteem is effected. Behaviour of parents that actually hurts developing self-esteem
  14. 14. anubhuti@bcgschools.org For further questions and queries, You can mail us at:

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