As parent, you may ever battling with child self esteem. Child self esteem is quite fragile, especially when they are entering the adolescence stage. This is because they become more aware about their physical appearances, they usually identify their existence on how are they appear in front of their friend and other people. Failing in appearance may make them become embarrass and humiliated.
At this point, usually the parent’s opinion might have become less meaningful in the children eyes. The reassuring word of encouragement or support is no longer enough to make them comfortable and confident as when they are just little children. Then you probably wondering what can you do to improve their child self esteem in a healthy manners and behavior.
Improving the child self esteem
To improve the child self esteem, an experience psychologist Christina McCann from New York State, suggesting the parents to follow these tips;
Accepting their child appearances just what they are. Avoid being critical regardless their outside appearance such as their fashion styles, or dyeing their hair.
Support their best side and express it vocally.
Try to spend one on one quality time as much as they can.
If you live separately, parent should establish communication as much as they can by sending them mails or by phone.
When adolescence child or teens self esteem is damage, it can make them fall into depression. This situation can be indicate by these symptoms; lack of energy, hard to concentrate, irregular sleeping patterns, behavior changes, especially towards their parents and become uncontrollable and annoying. And if this behavior continues, you should consider to visiting specialist that can handle teenage or adolescence child problems.