Self-esteem means liking who you are, and feeling like you’re “ok”.
Having high levels of self-esteem is correlated with better outcomes in life – especially for our children. Kids with high self-esteem are more satisfied with life, have better relationships, do better in school, and are physically and mentally healthier.
But this doesn’t mean that self-esteem causes these things. In fact, it could be the other way around: these things might cause self-esteem!
This great article provides 7 things we can say to our children to boost their self-esteem in authentic ways that support their growth and development, and encourage them to do better.