Building a healthy self esteem in our kids is the cornerstone for their emotional health. If we want our kids to grow up into secure, confident, joyful individuals without deep insecurities and self esteem issues, we need to ensure that they have a healthy self esteem.
How do we do that?
While the series of videos in our parenting program topic, Building Self Esteem outline all the components that we need to work on, to equip our kids with healthy self esteem, I will give you a sneak peek into each of these components or chapters:
- Communicating to our kids wholeheartedly: Ditch those cell phones and gadgets and ensure that you spend quality time with your kids every day, with active listening and complete honest attention. They need you to that. Learn more about this in this video on Lack of Communication.
- Fill their lives with secure loving touch. Yes, bring in those hugs, hair ruffles and the likes to show some warm affection. Watch this video to know more.
- Appreciation and motivation help put your kids on a path of success and healthy self confidence. Want to know how to go about this? Watch this video on Appreciation.
- Want to ensure that your kids do not develop acute emotional issues? Understand the different kinds of abuse that kids experience: emotional. Physical, mental and intellectual and ensure that you never even inadvertently put your kids through any of this. This video on Abuse will equip you with all that you need to know.
- Shun negative comparisons that are a thief of joy and rob your kids off their confidence and self worth. Instead embrace the technique of using positive, uplifting comparisons. This video will tell you how to do that.
- The thin line between harsh discipline and tough love needs to be understood, recognized and avoided to help your kids have a healthy self esteem. Learn all about it here.
- Protection means teaching kids to manage risks on their own. Over protection is trying to shield them from everything and robbing them of their ability to deal with everything that life throws their way. Understand this incredible concept and ensure that you never succumb to over protection, by watching Naren’s video on Overprotection.
- Threats don’t work with anyone, young or old. Threats are demeaning and perpetrate a culture of fear. Here’s what we parents could do to avoid threats and yet get our kids to see our perspective. It’s all in this video here.
- Unrealistic expectations only serve one purpose: they create unnecessary pressure on your kids. This video on Unrealistic Expectations details all of this and tell you how to go about setting healthy important expectations with your kids.
Watch all the videos in this series on building self esteem and help your kids be brimming with joy and healthy self esteem. This series will also help you anchor yourself to some pertinent parenting wisdom and will set the tone to explore and understand the other videos in our parenting program.