He is not aware of his abilities, compares himself to others and feels powerless, and, in general, speaks badly about himself. These are some of the signs that may indicate low self-esteem in a child from Assessment of early childhood development (การ ประเมิน พัฒนาการ เด็ก ปฐมวัย ,which is the term in Thai) How to reinforce your behavior so that you love yourself? The role of parents is essential to develop self-confidence. No one is better than them to give them emotional support. Here are some guidelines that help improve it in childhood.
Tips For Building Child Self Esteem
- Respond kindly to your baby’s needs and fill him with love and affection. Show him how much you love him with hugs, kisses, and smiles.
- Make your little one feel capable of doing things. Through positive messages, of the type “you are intelligent,” “you are good at solving things,” “what a good job you have done,” “you can do it,” “I love you very much,” “I like being with you,” “you are fun”… you convey confidence.
- Please help him to explore, focusing more on the process than on the result. At all times, let him know that you believe in him. Encourage him to try new things, so that he finds those in which he is right and praises those that are important to him and his achievements (not just the result).Let him know that he belongs to a family that loves him. That parents spend quality time with their child conveys that it is essential to them. Let your little one help you with something to make him feel useful.
- Teach him that you learn from mistakes. When you have a problem, encourage him to think calmly to get the solutions, listening to other people’s points of view.
Encourage him to express what he thinks. Learning this will make you less manipulable. It encourages you to communicate your individual opinions, as well as open dialogue and respect for different points of view.
In short, a child with healthy self-esteem feels accepted, capable, and effective, so all the experiences that foster these states will help build self-confidence. Self esteem is an important factor in Child development assessment (การ ประเมิน พัฒนาการ เด็ก ,which is the term in Thai)