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Some Thoughts on Helping Children Build Self-Esteem
Good self-esteem is important because it helps children to hold their heads high and feel proud of themselves and what they can accomplish in life. It gives children the courage to try new things and the power to believe in themselves. It lets them respect themselves even when they make mistakes. To build self esteem in children is the responsibility of their parents and teachers. Hopefully, kids realize “when you respect yourself, adults and other kids usually respect you, too.”
Sometimes a child will have low self-esteem if his mother or father doesn’t encourage him enough or if there is a lot of yelling at home. Other times, a child’s self-esteem can be hurt in the classroom. A teacher may inadvertently make a child feel inadequate or perhaps there is a bully who says hurtful things. If this goes on for a period of time unchecked, a child can begin to believe in what others are saying. As parents or mentors, we need to counteract these negative thoughts with positive ones.
Having good self-esteem and positive thoughts is also the ticket to having children make good choices about their mind and body. If they think they’re important, they’ll be less likely to follow the crowd if their friends are doing something inappropriate or dangerous. If they have good self-esteem, they’ll know that they’re smart enough to make their own decisions. When children value their safety, feelings, and health, they are usually happier and healthier. Good self-esteem helps them know that every part of them is worth caring for and protecting.
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Affirmation Weaver, by Lori Lite, is a Believe in Yourself Story designed to help children boost self-esteem while decreasing stress and anxiety. It allows children to turn self-doubt into self-belief. Children relate to the dolphin in this story as the sea creatures show him how to believe in himself. Watch your child’s self–esteem grow as the sea creatures weave a web of positive statements. This “feel good” technique can be used to bolster self-image, manage stress and anxiety, and accomplish goals. This encouraging story will bring a smile to your face and give your child a tool that will last a lifetime.
“This wonderful story offers children the chance to learn relaxation skills and a positive psychological outlook like no other work I am aware of. The beautiful illustrations and engaging dialogue surpass any other resources I have come across in my field of psychology.”
— Dr. Rasin-Waters
“My daughter, who is seven years old, and I truly enjoyed Affirmation Weaver. My daughter had to undergo a pretty bad divorce between her father and I. Needless to say, it has been quite difficult for her. This book was a tremendous boost for her. The positive affirmations were easy for her to understand and put them into context for her own life.”
— Anna M. Cole