Helping your little one develop their sense of self is important at all stages — it helps set them up for success in all aspects of life. Whether you’re just talking about their day at school or if you’re in the midst of a serious disciplinary discussion, it’s important to remember that your child develops their self-esteem through your eyes, first. O2B Kids is a preschool with multiple locations in the Sunshine State and Georiga. We offer classes for infants, toddlers, and pre-K that each have their own tailored curriculum that we have developed. In addition, we offer an afterschool program for school-age children that features snacks, homework help, and specialty classes. Below, we’ll offer up tips for parents to help boost your child’s self-esteem. Contact us for enrollment information today! TIPS TO BOOST YOUR CHILD’S SELF-ESTEEM Praise Your Child’s Effort, Not Just Them Parents can make the mistake of overpraising their children. At this point, kids discount your words because they did nothing to earn your praise. This can set them up to never believe your praise in the future. Instead, praise your children when it is warranted, such as when they accomplish a task or help you around the house or yard. This will encourage them to keep striving to reach their goals. Give Your Child Chores and Responsibilities Having something to do gives your child a sense of place and purpose in this world. Plus, it gives them a sense of accomplishment, while they grow their skills. Simple chores like setting the table for dinner and making their bed before they leave for preschool can help to build confidence and give children a sense of control over their lives. Show Unconditional Love Children need to feel secure in order to grow up happy and healthy in this world. When you let your child know that you love them no matter what — even during difficult situations — they will have a healthy view of themselves and their place in this world. Let your child know that even though you don’t love their actions, you still love them. Show Your Child How to Learn From Their Mistakes All humans make mistakes; the difference in self-worth is learning from those mistakes, which is a skill that must be taught. Teach your child that every mistake is a learning opportunity — even mistakes that are behavior-based. This lets your child know that they can be better next time. Having room to grow only strengthens your child’s self-esteem CHOOSE O2B KIDS FOR YOUR CHILD’S PRESCHOOL TODAY O2B Kids offers convenient preschool locations near you. Our preschool teachers work diligently to ensure your children are taken care of in every way — mentally, emotionally, and physically. With our preschool curriculum, your child will thrive as they direct their own learning supported by our exceptional teachers. If you would like more information on our Florida or Georgia preschool or our after school care programs and classes, reach out to one of our locations, and schedule a tour today!
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