Self-esteem at any age can be tricky. But, I am trying to teach my children how to believe in themselves as well as others and encourage them to celebrate their individuality. If you are at comfortable with and within yourself…home is wherever you are.
I allow them to make non-permanent choices to express themselves. It might be something like my son choosing to have long hair or my daughter deciding to become a Pescatarian or their choices in music or clothing. I encourage them to trust their “gut.”
It’s not uncommon to find us discussing other people’s differences whether it be cultural, religious, etc. I teach my children to RESPECT EVERYONE, celebrate differences, and politely speak their mind. They feel comfortable sharing their opinion and know how to remain firm yet calm when they need to stand up for what they believe in. This is a constant learning experience for us….myself included as I feel that there is always the opportunity for personal growth.
What are some ways that you teach your children? Comment and share, I’d LOVE to hear from other parents.
Hope Fato is a Lifestyle Coach focusing on Health & Wellness. This Mom of 3 strives to help others receive the support they need in making positive changes in their health and in their life. Whether you are struggling physically, financially, or emotionally she is here to help you bring out your BEST inner self and help you achieve real results.
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