These self esteem activities for all age groups, focus on empowerment, personal development, creative expression, and building self confidence in children.
For children, self esteem issues can make life rough..
...When they're dealing with everything from body image to bullies, having self confidence and a good self image is essential.
While they are growing up, children form beliefs about themselves and their world...
...And, because many of the games and activities children are taught in our culture are competitive in nature...
...Creating winners and losers...
...Self esteem often suffers (You can read about low self esteem signs in children here). And, even though each child comes into the world with their own special, unique talents, and purpose, they may never discover these wonderful gifts -- thinking they're not good enough -- smart enough, fast enough, handsome or pretty enough, strong enough, etc.
This is why self esteem for children is so important.
Competitive games, or sports can be a fun, and important part of life as long as a child's self esteem is firmly established, and not affected by who wins or loses a contest or game.
The best self esteem activities teach children, and teens to transform negative thinking, and to discover, and believe in themselves...
...While learning to value and appreciate others for who they are, as well -- not better or worse, but different.
The self esteem building activities below can easily be used by both parents and teachers -- even guidance counselors may find them useful as well.
If you are a parent of a child, or teen with low self esteem, you may also have self esteem issues that affect your happiness, and your life. Beliefs cause low self esteem, and we tend to pass them on to our children. If you're curious, you can take this self esteem test to find out.
Also be sure to check out our self esteem activities for adults here.
Have a great self esteem building activity for children that you'd like to share with us? We'd love to hear about it. Please describe the activity in as much detail as you can, and tell us about your child's experience with it.
"Adaptation without corruption is the key to personal power."~Lujan Matus