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  1. Mallory
    March 30, 2019 @ 11:48 am

    I love this! I’ve really been contemplating this subject myself lately. Personally, I feel that instilling a positive self-esteem in children is one of the very most important things we, as parents, can do for their older years when it all starts “mattering” to them.

    Thanks for a lovely post.

    Sincerely,
    Mallory

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  2. Huda
    April 4, 2019 @ 4:38 pm

    Omg this is such an important post that every parent should read. Children are so impressionable so these tips are helpful!

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  3. Shannah
    April 4, 2019 @ 9:35 pm

    I so agree! For years I was really hard on myself and always looked at the negative in my life. It took quite a bit of self care to turn my mindset around. I do think that it all transpired from childhood. These are really great tips on helping children build self esteem!

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  4. Melanie
    April 5, 2019 @ 2:08 pm

    Great reminders, sometimes as parents we tend to look at things they cannot do instead of focusing on what they can achieved on their own! Focus on the positif. Thank you

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  5. Adrian
    May 30, 2019 @ 1:10 pm

    As a Scout leader, I work with a lot of teens, mostly boys. They are so grateful just to have an duly who will talk to them and listen to them without demanding anything from them. I had one kid who’s merit badge session took two hours because he just wanted to talk and talk. I think that’s a huge self esteem builder for these kids to have the attention of an adult, regardless if it is a parent, a teacher, a Scout leader or whoever.

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    • Candice
      June 17, 2019 @ 1:10 pm

      Absolutely, it all helps. A listening, attentive ear can do so much.

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  6. Margaret
    May 31, 2019 @ 1:01 am

    Thank you for sharing this information. Building Self Esteem is important and I think with so much that is happening to tear down self esteem, it is important that parents and educators take an active effort in helping this to happen.

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  7. Nyxie
    June 20, 2019 @ 5:01 pm

    Love this. It’s so, so important to start building a child’s self-esteem from a young age. It’s all too easy to end up on the lower end of the spectrum, especially as a teenager or adult.

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  8. Amirah AB
    June 20, 2019 @ 7:20 pm

    The low self-esteem in kids nowadays is alarming. Many adults still suffer from this not knowing it’s been built right from childhood. Thank you for sharing this information.

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  9. Heather
    June 20, 2019 @ 11:32 pm

    Great post! I am a mama of 4 and totally agree with everything you have said. Building self esteem really is so very important!

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  10. Monica
    June 20, 2019 @ 11:38 pm

    I think this is so important and as parent sometimes we forget that we are a big influence, positive or negative. Everyday I try my best to teach them, sometimes I fail but trying to get better at it.

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  11. Nadia Malik
    August 9, 2019 @ 10:23 pm

    This is a very important topic to be addressed while the kids are still young. If not taken care of at the right time, it can cause harmful results later in life and stay with the kids forever. Plus, every kid is different and parents should know how to deal with every one of them when it comes to self esteem.

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  12. Laura
    August 9, 2019 @ 11:27 pm

    Very true. I think pointing out their strengths and building their self-esteem on that definitely helps to pave their way to what kids choose to focus on down the line. Of course, a lot of creative people especially have been successful without that support, but it’s a lot more fulfilling when you have your parents’ support and you’re doing what you love.

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  13. Michelle Robertson
    August 9, 2019 @ 11:59 pm

    I love this! As a professional photographer, I see this way too often with teenagers. Parents picking at them when they already have low self-esteem. I love it when they see their pictures and realize how beautiful they are, inside and out. I have two teenagers myself, and do my best to remind them of their goals and accomplishments as well as helping them learn their strengths and weaknesses.

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  14. Lisa M Alioto
    August 10, 2019 @ 2:43 am

    This is so important on an individual level but also societal level. THe more empowered we can all be, the better and if it starts as a child, all the better!

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  15. Kari | Money for the Mamas
    August 10, 2019 @ 7:43 am

    As a mom of a special needs child, I try to be very conscious of building my daughter up. We tell her that she is a hard worker! And how proud we are that she kept trying to do xyz. I just hope we are doing “enough”. Yet, that’s probably every parent’s worry.

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