Self-esteem is a measure of self-worth. It directly impacts social relationships, school performance, participation in activities, and overall wellbeing. Self-esteem is essential in a child’s healthy development and happiness. Being in touch with their true self directly boosts their self-worth and helps them see letdowns, disappointments, and failures as part of learning.
Signs and symptoms of low self-esteem in children and teens include:
- Giving up quickly or does not engage in challenging tasks.
- Becoming controlling or bullying to hide feelings of inadequacy.
- Self-critical often saying to him or herself I am a failure, no one likes me, I can’t do anything right, I am stupid, I am ugly.
- Easily frustrated and with bouts of crying episodes, sadness, anger, or withdrawal.
- Feels very uncomfortable receiving praise or criticism.
- Downplays the importance of certain circumstances not to feel inadequate. “That game is for babies; I don’t want to play anyways.”
- Difficulty relating to other children
We, at Healthy Connections, believe that parents are instrumental in the wellbeing of the family. The earlier you equip your children with tools to increase self-esteem, the easier it will be for you, and the better it is for any young person.
Triumph Steps is a proven program that helps your child understand their true self and the connection between thoughts and emotions. This understanding gives children self-ownership to develop new thought patterns that can lead them to happiness and peace.