Toddler Self-Esteem


Encouragement, building your child’s confidence and feelings of worth:

  • focus on the strengths of your children
  • focus on what’s good about the situation
  • accept your children as they are
  • have faith in your children
  • let them know their worth (recognize their efforts)
  • respect your children
  • praise for things well done (encourage efforts, improvements)
  • have realistic expectations
  • avoid comparing
  • avoid encouraging competition


Encouraging words:

  • "I like the way you…"
  • "I know you can…"
  • "I appreciate that you…"
  • "It looks like you worked very hard…"
  • "You’re improving."






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