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  • Parent Tips

    Parents have the greatest opportunity for building their children’s self-esteem. A child who feels good about himself or herself is more likely to be successful at school and in life. Here are some tips of building your child’s self-esteem:

    • Praise your child often. Offer praise in front of other family members and friends.
    • Include your child in family discussions. Listen to what your child has to say and show respect for his or her thoughts and opinions.
    • Do not compare your child to other children. Accept your child’s short comings and give positive recognition for his or her strengths.
    • Tell your child you love him or her.
    • Let your child know that you understand his or her feelings.
    • Let your child know that you will be there for him or her whenever your child has a problem or worry.
    • Leave notes with special messages for your child----when you leave the house, in your child’s lunch bag or under his or her pillow.
    • Around Thanksgiving time and throughout the year, thank your child for being so special.