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A Missing Key to Building Children’s Self-Esteem | Care2 Healthy Living

A Missing Key to Building Children’s Self-Esteem | Care2 Healthy Living

by Sylvia Poareo , Co-Editor of Family & Parenting on Allthingshealing.com Author’s Note: In this article, I offer the reminder that an invaluable part of parenting is the modeling we offer our children. My hope for every parent is that they will love themselves in the way they seek to love their children. When we do so, what always results is a more peaceful, confident, and creative parent, that is exactly what our children need to support their self esteem! What do you think? A client asks, “How can I help my child have good self esteem , when I don’t?” The fact that she can recognize that this is a problem is the first step! So often, parents, particularly those that have personal histories to heal, focus intensely on helping their children to have the confidence they don’t. However, we cannot teach self-esteem. We can support children in their natural unfolding which p...

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