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What do children need to develop a healthy self-esteem?

  • Commitment from adults who care for and believe in them;
  • Communication with adults who show interest in what the children are doing, thinking, and feeling;
  • Reasonable and consistent boundaries (rules for behavior) that are understandable and developmentally appropriate;
  • Appreciation that enhances children's sense of self-worth;
  • Coping strategies such as sharing, managing anger, resolving conflict, and dealing with stress to see them through the tough times in life; and
  • Positive role modeling from adults who demonstrate positive self-esteem.


Source: ParentLink, 4-H/Youth Development, University of Missouri-Columbia




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