How can you raise an emotionally secure child? What should you do to avoid tantrums? Should you be friends with your kids? Famous in San Diego for her Redirecting Children’s Behavior (RCB) and the Redirecting for a Cooperative Classroom (RCC) sessions (and famous in Los Angeles for being Lakers’ Luke Walton’s mom), parent educator, first time published author and Breezy Mama of four, Susie Walton shared some invaluable advice.
What are your top tips for improving a child’s self esteem?
Susie: Two parts of self esteem: First, is a child who feels love unconditionally and a child who feels capable. Keep away from labeling your child good or bad. Thank them when they do something verses telling them how “big” or “good” they are — this will keep them from thinking that love is based on conditions. Also, let your child know they are capable of doing something versus telling them they are big enough to do something. Next, is to ask their advice on situations– that can be as simple as pulling out two pairs of shoes in the morning and asking which one would look better with their outfit. And finally, is asking them questions instead of constantly telling them what to do. This allows a child to feel like [Read more…] about Tips for Boosting Your Child’s Self Esteem (and Keeping Your Sanity) with Susie Walton