Self-Esteem begins with confidence. It is difficult to help a person grow in self-esteem if we do not first understand how to build that person's confidence in themselves. So, what is confidence? How do we help a person build this important life skill? More imortant than these questions is the question of why. Why is confidence so important to the development of self-esteem? Let's dig a bit deeper...
Confidence is believing in ourselves and our ability to succeed. As M
5 Tips for Helping Your Children Develop Lasting Self-Esteem
Posted: January 10, 2018
Self-est*eem (n.): A confidence and satisfaction in oneself.
(Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary)
Notice that the definition given be Merriam-Webster does not use the word VALUE? Self-Esteem, arguably the basis for all positive emotion, should have nothing to do with the value one sees in oneself. Instead, as parents, mentors, coaches, and educators, we should be looking to enhance a child's confidence and levels of satisfaction in what they do. One wa