By Dr. Nancy Buck
It’s not what you say out of your mouth that determines your life; it’s what you whisper to yourself that has the most power — Robert T. Kiosaki
Want to build good self-esteem in your child and yourself? Here’s how:
Every day ask yourself: What’s good about me today?
Are you willing to self-evaluate and identify something in yourself that you like? Remember, it is easier for our brain to identify what is wrong than what is right. Challenge yourself by asking this question.
See if you can answer on all dimensions: What is good about me physically? What is good about me emotionally? What is good about me intellectually? What is good about me spiritually?
Now how about asking the same question of your child? You might be surprised to find out he or she answers with some things that you hadn’t noticed or considered.
When a child lives with parents who have the ability to find their own personal treasures leading to good self-esteem children will follow this example. This is how you build your own personal self-esteem every day. This is the way you help your child do the same.