Motivational Monday...Your Self Worth
This week, my niece and I were talking about her oldest son who has just entered Middle School. If memory serves, this can be a tough time for most kids.
You’re no longer a big fish in a small puddle but rather a minnow in a large lake. There are new kids to get to know and older ones whose sole purpose (it seems) is to do what they can to make you want to shrink away.
I’m exaggerating but for anyone who has low self-esteem, this can not just be a difficult period but one that could impact how they fare in life down the road.
Self-worth, self-esteem, confidence...these are all traits that if you are a parent could be one of the best gifts you could give to them.
Some tips, and not just for your children but to help you if your self-esteem could use a boost…
~Find a sport, hobby, craft, skill that your child (0r you) enjoy and focus on it! Celebrate your achievements.
~Let the first words out of your mouth be Go for it if your child wants to try something (as long as it isn’t dangerous or illegal)
~Don’t use comparisons. We’re all good at different things. If it’s your child or yourself stop right now comparing them or yourself to how someone else does.
~Focus on the positive. Quit dragging yourself down with what you can’t do, or what you did wrong. Look at what steps you can take the next time. What would you do differently?
Most of us go through periods where our self-esteem takes a hit. If your or your child’s self-worth could use a boost, try these tips!
Hey...We’re all worth it!