Children 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?
The parents need to forge their bond with their child, this bond will help the child learn that he/she is loved, and that they can grow independently and dependently of their parents.
3. What are some things that have a negative effect on a child’s self-esteem? How are children affected by these factors?
Conflict at the house among loved ones, body image of ones-self, disability may it be mental, physical, or emotional, poverty, and abuse.
Critical Thinking Questions
1. Why is it difficult to define self-esteem?
Because the higher ups in education and philosophy disagree on the roles of cause and effect in self-opinion, some say success is not the product of self-esteem but simply the product of that. But they do reason the successes in life lead a person to value himself/herself more highly.
2. What are some ways that parents can help their children develop good social self-esteem?
Parents can help their children by talking to them, building a strong bond at a very young age, and having their kids keep a wide network of loved ones or friends throughout the child’s life.
3. What are some ways that parents can help their children develop good academic self-esteem?
Children are motivated when parents encourage them via praise and obvious pride when they do well in school, since children really only strive to see that pride and feel the encouragement of their parents. So the main factor here is to praise your child when they do well, don’t over look anything as a minor achievement but make it a big deal, keep pushing them gently to do better and to keep improving.
4. How does positive self-esteem affect children as they develop through their teen years? What are