My parents didn't know a thing about low self esteem signs in children. They just thought I was a bad kid. I remember my mother shouting at me, "Why can't you be good?!!".
I don't think I ever heard the term, "self esteem" -- at least not until I was in high school. And even then, no connection was made between low self esteem, and what I was going through.
I'm not blaming my problems on my parents or teachers. Everyone did the best they could with the knowledge they had at the time -- our parents simply pass on the low self esteem, and lack of confidence that was passed on to them.
I remember that my parents fought a lot. One memory especially stands out - my mother in the front yard, with rollers in her hair, holding a garbage bag, and shouting at my dad who was revving up his Mustang and blasting "Smoke On The Water". Sometimes I feel lucky to have avoided the mental hospital.
Here is a list of common signs of low self esteem in children to look out for...
I hope you found these symptoms of low self esteem helpful. In this website you will find free worksheets, exercises, and self esteem activities that you use to build your children's, and your own self esteem as well. For more helpful information, be sure to read, "How To Build Self Esteem" here.
"Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them."~Antoine de Saint-Exupery