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Although there are people who seem to be blessed with an abundance of self-esteem, they don’t have that level of self-esteem right from the start. Unlike other human traits that are already there the moment we are born, there are some that one needs to develop over time. Self-esteem is one of those traits.
Self-esteem is that part of oneself that allows people to function with confidence. It refers to a person’s ability to trust in themselves and to accept who they are flaws and all. Self-esteem is actually fostered from childhood. A big role is played by the parents in making sure that their children develop their self-esteem fully. The way they give attention to their kids and the way they praise them (or criticize them!) will factor greatly in the way they develop their children’s self-esteem. READ More on Parenting A Teenager With Low Self-Esteem
One way I learn is finding great quotes and incorporating them into my life. In have been doing a lot on Twitter in the evenings and have been sharing with many of my Twitter friends. Many of the quotes I have found researching, and some I have even made up myself based on experiences of myself and others. I share these quotes humbly and hope people will enjoy reading and learning from these parenting, family and motivational quotes. Please let us know what your favorite parenting quotes are. Here are some of ours:
There is no such thing as a perfect parent so just be a real one. – Sue Atkins
A man never stands as tall as when he kneels to help a child. – Knights of Pythagoras
Your children will become what you are; so be what you want them to be – David Bly
Stop trying to perfect your child, but keep trying to perfect your relationship with him- Dr. Henker
Kids are like a mirror, what they see and hear they do. Be a good reflection for them. - Kevin Heath
The rules for parents are but three… love, limit, and let them be. – Elaine M. Ward
Parents need to fill a child's bucket of self-esteem so high that the rest of the world can't poke enough holes to drain it dry-Alvin Price
As your kids grow they may forget what you said, but won't forget how you made them feel – Kevin Heath
Encourage & support your kids because "Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them. – Lady Bird Johnson
If your child has a weakness, teach them how to turn it into a strength! The only Failure is not trying. – Kevin Heath
Kids learn integrity from us: "Integrity is what we say, what we do, and what we say we do." – Don Galer
You want your kids to dream more, then dream more, learn more, then learn more, do more, then do more. Be their Inspiration! – K. Heath
If you want your children to improve, let them overhear the nice things you say about them to others. – Haim Ginott
Children desperately need to know – and to hear in ways they understand and remember – that they're loved and valued by mom and dad – Paul Smally
The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children – Elaine Heffner
Let your kids observe you doing random acts of kindness, it can be contagious – Kevin HeathREAD More on Parenting and Motivational Quotes to Live By
One key to parenting is understanding. A toddler is a wonderful and fun little being. One of my kids just went through that phase and another one is just entering it. What joy they can be. They entertain, frustrate, and exasperate but you cannot help loving them! Their expressive faces, their busy hands, and the sound of their feet running can bring joy to a parent’s heart. The problem appears when it is time to discipline them. There are several reasons why toddlers can be so challenging. It is hard to control a natural curiosity for the world around them. In fact, as long as they are not hurting themselves or others such curiosity should be encouraged. Once they start walking and able to get to the wonderful objects they could only look at, the problems begin. They want to explore and handle the items formerly out of reach. The two top reasons it is hard to discipline and manage a toddler is; they are finally able to move around freely on their own, and they are learning to control their hands and learning motor skills. READ More on Understanding Why Toddlers Can Be Difficult to Manage
The key to success is self esteem. If a person does not believe they can do something, or achieve something then they won’t. One of the most important things you can do for your child is to teach them how to have self esteem. Children or teens with high self esteem are able to assume responsibility, act independently, have pride in his or her accomplishments, try new things, offer help to others and are able to take both positive and negative emotions.
Children and teens with low self esteem won’t try new things, they feel unloved and unwanted, they blame others for their own shortcomings, they can be indifferent, they cannot tolerate normal levels of frustration, they are easily influenced and they put down their own abilities and talents. If the reasons listed above do not give you motivation enough to help instill self esteem in your kids then what will happen if you don’t should.
Raising children who have high self esteem is not easy, especially if you are one of the many adults who do not feel overly self confident themselves. Let me say this to you, you are a good parent, and you are a good person. The very fact that you are ready this article to help your kids proves that you are a good person and a good parent. So how do you instill self esteem in your children? That is a great question and I am going to share with you with a few tips.
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The purpose of this compilation of parenting tips is to offer one place where you can find some of the best parenting tips that More4kids.info has to offer. While the tips have not been written by a medical expert or a child psychologists they have been written by a parents.
The key is to keep in mind that all children are unique and that there isn't only one parenting method or even one parenting method that will work for the same three kids in one household. We know based on experience that isn't true. The key is in knowing who your child is and the best way that they learn.
1) Think Before You Speak
2) Be a Positive Role Model
3) Listen, Catch and Redirect
4) Be Spontaneous and Affectionate
5) Provide Feedback that is Accurate and Positive
6) Foster a Safe and Loving Home Environment
7) Focus on Cooperation Over Competition
8) Pay attention to your child and what interests them
9) Stress the Behavior, not the child
10) Don't compare them with siblings or others. Each child is unique
11) Tell them very often how much you love them
12) Spend time with them doing what it is they want to do.
13) Listen to their point of view and help them achieve their goals.
14) Support their school work. Don't do it for them.
15) Get involved in their school
16) Encourage them to make friends, welcome their friends into your home
17) Help your child explore any hobbies or talents they have
18) Realize that tomorrow it will be Different. Ask yourself: Will it really matter tomorrow?
19) Master the Art of Compromise
20) Tell them you love them (don't assume they don't need to hear the words)
21) Lead by Example
22) Patience: Tell Them Everything Has Its Own Time
23) Patience: Explain to Them Why They Need to Wait
24) Set Goals with Them
25) Give Concrete Responses
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