Building Self Esteem

This page is part of our School Newsletter Inserts section.
Use these short articles in your school newsletters throughout the school year.

It’s what’s inside that counts!

Children with healthy self-esteem are more likely to:

  • be happy
  • get along with others
  • make new friends easily
  • be willing to try new things
  • cope with stress

As a parent you play the biggest role in influencing your child’s confidence and self-esteem. How can you build positive self-esteem in your child?

  • Show your child love and affection.
  • Praise your child’s strengths, efforts and achievements.
  • Encourage your child to express their opinions and make decisions.
  • Encourage your child to set goals, do things for themselves and evaluate their own achievements.
  • Help your child to name and manage their feelings.
  • Teach your child how to solve problems for themselves.

Check out our HaltonParents Blogs: Pretty in Pink (external link) and Boys will be Boys (external link)!