Nurturing self esteem and self confidence in kids - Video

In this short video, Parenting Expert Dr Rosina shares her heart-felt personal story about her own low self esteem as a girl and her research into how to support healthy self esteem and self confidence in children.

Rosina discusses:

What is self esteem (internal validation versus external praise)

Do we really want to raise ‘confident’ children even if they are ‘overconfident’?

Why we want our children to have low self confidence if they are new at a task and high self confidence when they have mastered a task

What is self-esteem and self-confidence and how do you get it?

What is self-esteem and self-confidence and  how do you get it?

Self-esteem and self-confidence are words we use regularly in our day-to-day discussions with friends, family, colleagues, peers and with our children. Many people use the words interchangeably, assume they have the same meaning and even define one using the other but what most people don’t know is that they are NOT the same and that it’s important to know the difference as it can have a huge impact on the quality of your life.

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Self-esteem: more about internal validation than external praise

Self-esteem: more about internal validation than external praise

Think back to your childhood. Were you introverted or extroverted? Were you confident or insecure? Were you a risk taker or risk adverse? Did you rely on others for praise or did you look inside or a combination of the two to work out your self-concept?

When I think back to my childhood, I was one of those children who was sometimes considered to be a bit 'annoying' by my teachers. Why? Because I was the noisy one in class! I loved learning so much that I wanted to participate in class and so I was always blurting out the answer or when I managed to restrain myself, I was begging to be picked because I knew the answers. I was an inquisitive student and unafraid of having a go, which meant that I didn’t leave much room for others to have turn! I did very well at school– proof that inquisitiveness, hard work and a love of learning do lead to academic success. With all of that, you’d think that I’d have a strong sense of self and good self-esteem. But unfortunately, that wasn't the case. It was only many years later that I realised that as a child, I lacked the life skills needed to empower myself.

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Helping kids overcome the “green-eyed monster” of jealousy

Let’s face it everyone has faced the terrible “green-eyed monster” of jealousy at one time or another in their life, if not many times. So how do we help our kids learn to deal with jealously in a positive way so that they have the skill for life? The key is to teach them about keeping their personal power and not giving it away to a green-eyed monster or anyone else!

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Enhance your child’s self-esteem, attitude and resilience.

Personal power relates to what a child believes about themselves. A child with healthy self-esteem and a ‘can-do’ attitude is more likely to try new activities and be more successful in life. We all know that life is filled with ‘ups’ and ‘downs’. How well do your children deal with challenges or adversity? Resilience is an important personal attribute that helps children pick themselves up when times are tough and keep going! The Inspired Children Program activities enhance your child’s attitude, self-esteem, and resilience developing their overall personal power.

Does your child have healthy self-esteem or do they lack confidence?

Do you hear your child say negative things about themselves like “I’m so dumb” or “I can’t do anything right” or “That’s OK for someone else but not for me”?

Does your child give up easily or are they able to keep going even when life sends challenges their way?

Does your child have a positive attitude or a negative attitude to life?

If you would like to know how to help your child to build healthy self-esteem, have a positive attitude to life and be more resilient, then find out more about your child’s Personal Power and how the Inspired Children Life Skills for Children program can benefit your whole family.

Talking about self esteem and self confidence

In this video Dr Rosina talks about her personal experiences growing up and the effect on self esteem and confidence parents can have in their child's lives.

Dr. Rosina thought Leader for the international consciousness movement Parenting 2.0 and author of Inspired Children, presenting at the  P2.0 Talks.  P2.0 Talks was the first conference in history to gather educators from multiple professional fields and continents and recognize Life Skills as distinct, critical skill sets teachable by third party educators.

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