Self esteem is something that girls always have issues with. Girls usually are more concerned about it than boys, because of all the peer pressure and the pressure the world puts on girls. As a parent, there are many things you can do to help boost the self esteem of your daughter.
From an early age, make sure your daughter knows how much you love her. Love is one of the most important things to someone who is having problems with their image. Love is a wonderful feeling and something that girls hold on to very very tight. Tell your daughter you love her every night before she goes to bed, every morning when she wakes up, and every other time in between that you can. Continue telling her until the day that you die. She will appreciate it, feel good that someone loves her, and it will also help your relationship. Telling her that she is beautiful is another thing that you should be telling her all the time.
To help boost your daughter’s self esteem, find out what she is good at, like playing basketball, and play together. Take your family to a park, have a picnic, ask your daughter to help cook up something she is good at cooking for the picnic, and play basketball or other games together. She will feel good about helping to make something yummy and she will feel great about being a good basketball player.
Sometimes when a person is too stressed out, they start thinking irrationally. Calm your daughter down. Take her to a really funny movie, take her to lunch, or simply just go on a walk together. You don’t have to spend a lot of money, just get her relaxed and then try talking to her. Let her know about all the great things she does and that no one is perfect, but people become good at something by practicing and trying and trying.
If your daughter is feeling down, have her think of something she hasn’t done in a while, or something she needs to get done. Something like organizing her desk or calling an old friend. It will help her take her mind off what she is feeling about herself, stop her from thinking she isn’t worth anything. Organizing her desk will show her that she is good at organizing and can make something messy into something beautiful, and calling an old friend will show her that she is loved by many people. Friends often help you feel better and help to boost spirits when we don’t feel good about each ourselves.
Helping someone with self esteem isn’t being tricky or telling someone they are good at something when they’re not, but it is telling someone you admire a talent. No one is good at everything, but everyone has something that they are really good at. Everyone loves to be told they are good at something and so helping a person discover and use the talents they have helps to build their self esteem.