Praising our children to build self-esteem

childrens-health-bannerSelf-esteem is crucial to children’s happiness – it enables them to feel good, show respect for themselves and others, enjoy life, be ambitious, establish positive relationships and enjoy good health.

According to Jan Cranfield, Self Esteem Expert, the average child hears 432 negative statements per day compared to only 32 positive statements. Promoting self-esteem is so very important to ensure that children feel happy, loved and talented. It is what will enable them to go on to positively affect the lives of others and live a successful, joyous life themselves. Staying positive and being generous with praise is an essential habit for parents to adopt and will be the biggest influence in promoting a youngster’s self-esteem.

During my primary school teaching career, the most important subject for me to teach was PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education). This is because children’s opinions of themselves, their relationships with others and their understanding of feelings and how to deal with them, are, in my opinion, the most important things that can ever be taught – I believe they’re the very things that will determine a child’s true happiness in life.

schoolchildSelf-esteem must be nurtured and tended. I witnessed children coming into my class in September with the ‘I can’t’ attitude; feeling they had nothing to offer and were no good at anything. Every child has something to offer whether it is being a talented artist, great sportsman, a wonderfully kind friend or a good problem solver. I simply discovered what they were good at and reminded them of it constantly through positive praise and acknowledgement. This quickly fed into other areas of their life and started to influence the children’s attitudes. Before long they gained confidence in themselves and in life. It never ceased to surprise me how quickly a child’s self worth could be positively turned around.

Parents and teachers are at the front line of promoting children’s self-esteem and can often bring about miraculous results. However, some children require additional support to uproot and remove the damaging, negative, opinions they hold about themselves. If needed, healing work may be the difference between a happy, healthy child and a depressed, demoralized child.

Here are some of the healing modalities you might wish to consider for children if you feel they need additional help:

• Aromatherapy
• Crystal Healing
• Flower Essence Therapy
• Reflexology
• Reiki Healing

In the coming weeks, these various therapies will be covered in detail in the Thursday health blog pieces on ‘Raising happy, healthy children’. This week we’ll be focusing on Crystal Healing. Hop to my blog about “Crystal healing for children”
Remember to always consult a licensed healthcare practitioner before embarking on any treatment, it’s your health and it’s IMPORTANT. Disclaimer

If you enjoy reading these articles you might be interested in receiving our monthly newsletter. Read more here

Members don’t forget you can view all past and present Newsletters on the site here

Remember to always consult a licensed healthcare practitioner before embarking on any treatment, it’s your health and it’s IMPORTANT. www.naturalcures.com/disclaimer

If you enjoy reading these articles you might be interested in receiving our monthly newsletter. Read more here

Members don't forget you can view all past and present Newsletters on the site here

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Michaela McGowan

Michaela McGowan works for the NaturalCures.com team as a writer. She has an immense passion for healing and alternative therapies. Trained as a Reiki Master and Self-Esteem Coach with over ten years experience, she loves working with individuals to help them thrive and live a more happier and healthier life. Michaela spent the first part of her career as a Primary School Teacher and now specialises in children’s well being. She set up her business ‘Healing For Children’ in 2008 where she offers healing therapies for parents and children, along with workshops and reiki teaching.

More Posts

Michaela McGowan works for the NaturalCures.com team as a writer. She has an immense passion for healing and alternative therapies. Trained as a Reiki Master and Self-Esteem Coach with over ten years experience, she loves working with individuals to help them thrive and live a more happier and healthier life. Michaela spent the first part of her career as a Primary School Teacher and now specialises in children’s well being. She set up her business ‘Healing For Children’ in 2008 where she offers healing therapies for parents and children, along with workshops and reiki teaching.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox

Join other followers: