Mom and dad are the most important people in any child’s life. In the perfect parent/ child relationship, the parents function as role models providing love, support, and allowing the child to explore his or her environment to develop independence.
There are many things a parent can do to help build their child’s self-esteem. The most important way to boost your child’s self-esteem is develop it in yours. When talking about yourself with your child, highlight your strengths and be positive when you speak about yourself. This will teach your child that it’s okay to be proud of themselves and their abilities. The second most important is to sit and laugh with your child and encourage them to laugh at themselves because laughter is a great stress reliever. People who live to seriously are decreasing their enjoyment in life. Finally, take pride in your child’s achievements big and small. When a child succeeds let them know how proud you are of them. When a child fails encourage them to get back out there and try again. Talk with them about the choices they make and what they could do differently to do better. Share your own success and failures.
Self-esteem is what we believe to be true about ourselves. It is these core self-beliefs that determine how well a child deals with life's ups and downs. While parents can't control all the events and influences in a child's life, they can play an important role in helping a child feel good about who he or she is and build better self-esteem.
I thought the test was very valid. The test says that I recognize my inner value and that it shows in my personal life, relationships, and career/school success. I would have to agree on this one. I’m doing pretty well in all three. I felt I was honest but on the ones that could have went either way I picked the positive answer.