Activities to build self-esteem in kids ~ Tip 2

Failing Forward One of my favourite parenting stories is about a famous research scientist who made several important medical breakthroughs. He was asked by a journalist why he was so successful and he told the story of a very early lesson he learnt from his Mum when he dropped a carton of milk in the […]

Activities To Build Self Esteem – Tip 9

  If children live with criticism, They learn to condemn. If children live with hostility, They learn to fight. If children live with ridicule, They learn to be shy. If children live with shame, They learn to feel guilty. If children live with encouragement, They learn confidence. If children live with tolerance, They learn to […]

Activities to build self-esteem in kids ~ Tip 8

Keep a child – friendly home If your children spend most of their time in other people’s houses, you’re lucky; if they all congregate at your house, you’re blessed ~Mignon McLaughlin One simple way to build your child’s self esteem is to make your home inviting to your child’s friends. Yes, you will have more […]

Activities to Build Self Esteem ~ Tip 7

  Patting Your Kids On The Back – The Art of Positive Praise   “There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread” Mother Theresa In a management survey I read recently 88% of people who left their company said they didn’t receive enough acknowledgement for the work they did […]

Activities to Build Self Esteem ~ Tip 6

  After-School Activities: Striking the Right Balance I have been pondering After School Activities  and pushing your children too hard which can seriously damage their self esteem and confidence. Here are just some of my thoughts and questions to help you strike that balance between too many and too few ! Statistics show that children […]

Do Try This At Home!

I love the people I meet on Twitter – I meet so many wonderful people with great ideas. Here’s a great blog about how to challenge  your children to get off the sofa and have fun making memories with you from Do Try This At Home “In today’s gadget-rich and time-pressured lifestyles, it is sometimes […]

Did you know it’s National Play Day

I’ve just spent a morning talking on lots of radio stations around the UK about the importance of play as it’s National Play Day. A survey carried out by Zapf Creations UK  the makers of Baby Annabell and Baby Born discovered that 1 in 10 parents only play with their kids for 2 hours a […]

The disappearance of childhood and what we can all do to get it back

  I love this heart felt blog by Jamie Martin “I  want my kids to have a childhood. A living, breathing, mud-between-toes, romping-in-woods, staring-at-the-sky childhood. A secure foundation setting the stage for a secure life. The gift of childhood. I allow my kids to slowly unwrap it each day within our home-school. But as I look […]

What messages are you teaching YOUR daughter ?

As women we are very hard on ourselves – but what impact does that have on our daughters and sons? What do we pass on and what are we teaching them? Women are their own worst beauty critics. Only 4% of women around the world consider themselves beautiful. I’d like to see a world where […]

“Not Now, Bernard” – Is this you?

I read this story today with a class of 5/6 year olds during my “Confidence Classes for Kids” Workshop in a school to ask them if this ever happens to them at home, and how they feel about it, as of course I am passionate about building a child’s long term self esteem and feeling […]

“I love my red hair and freckles”

  As regular readers of my blog know I am passionate about self esteem for children as a former Deputy Head teacher and now as a writer and broadcaster I work with both parents and children developing  self confidence, self belief and strong life long self esteem. I  also deliver body confidence & self – esteem […]

Activities to build self-esteem in kids ~ Tip 5

Avoid Labels and Giving Your Child a Bad Name   Keep on telling me what I am, and that’s what I’ll become’. Be careful how you describe your children to their faces, to your friends and listen to what other family members say about each other and be mindful of accepting what you hear from […]

Activities to build self-esteem in kids ~ Tip 4

Self-esteem is your child’s passport to lifetime mental health and social happiness It’s the foundation of your child’s well-being and their key to success as an adult. At all ages, how you feel about yourself affects how you act and one simple way to build self esteem is to play with your child regularly. The […]

Activities to build self-esteem in kids ~ Tip 3

Siblings without rivalry!  Sibling rivalry has always had a bad press – think of Cain slaughtering Abel and Joseph being thrown down the well and sold by his brothers because they were jealous of his beautiful multi coloured coat! Sibling rivalry can apply to any child living in the same family, from step brothers and […]