1.In what areas do children and adolescents define their self-esteem? Children and teenagers define their self-esteem in the areas of social, academic, physical, and moral factors. 2.What can a parent do, in the first two years of their child’s life, to help the child develop good self-esteem? During the first two years of their child's life, a parent should form a strong bond with their child. The child will learn that she is loved and that she can depend on her caregivers. 3.What are some things that have a negative effect on a child’s self-esteem? How are children affected by these factors? Disability, body Image, conflict in the Home, poverty and abuse all have a negative effect on a child's self-esteem. Critical Thinking Questions
1.Why is it difficult to define self-esteem? Self-esteem can be defined in several ways. Some people define self-esteem as a high sense of self-worth that is independent of accomplishment. 2.What are some ways that parents can help their children develop good social self-esteem? Parents can help their children develop good social self-esteem by teaching them how to be optimistic and having good communication skills. Also, by giving them a feeling of accomplishment. 3.What are some ways that parents can help their children develop good academic self-esteem? Parents can help their children develop good academic self-esteem by making sure their grades are good, making sure they're not having trouble in school and showing them praise when they do good on an exam or project. 4.How does positive self-esteem affect children as they develop through their teen years? What are characteristics of people with high self-esteem? Low self-esteem? Postive self-esteem affects children as they develop through their teen years because they begin to not worry about the pressure of having to fit in or the pressure to be perfect. With high self-esteem, teens start to learn to accept themselves more.