March 8, 2017 Amanda 1Comment

 3 Ways to Boost Your Child’s Self-Love

 a leap of faith

There’s Always a Regina George

In a world where bullying seems to the norm, it is so important to me that I build up my kid’s self-confidence, esteem or love. Whatever you call it, it needs to built up. It’s too easy for someone else to shake that feeling. Most of us can remember more than one occasion where we doubted ourselves because someone else shook our confidence. It seems like this meanness is starting at an even younger age. Recently my ten-year-old little got his own share of a Regina George frenemy. It might not seem like a big deal and some would even say he needs to just get over it. Maybe it’s not that big of a deal, and maybe I’m just being an overprotective mama bear but I realized something. Kids can never have too much self-confidence in a world of Regina Georges.

 3 Ways to Boost Your Child’s Self-Love

3 Ways to Boost Your Child's Self-Love

3 Ways to Boost Your Child's Self-Love

Love Notes for Littles-Whether it’s a post it or letter tucked into their school lunch box with a simple “I love you” or a letter you mail them to telling them what makes them special. A handwritten love note will be a surprise your little won’t easily forget. The smile and hug I got from my little when he got home from school after he found his first love note were one of the best moments. He said it made his day at school. Now, every so often I tuck a note card I picked up from the dollar section at Target into my little’s backpacks for a surprise treat. They save their cards in their “special box”. 

3 Ways to Boost Your Child's Self-Love

Date Night With the Littles-Every month or so I take one of the littles on a one-on-one date with me. Just me and one of the littles. We take turns. This allows for just one-on-one time with each of my boys. If you have more than one kid, you know how hard it is to balance time with each kid. This allows us to have time together with no one else distracting us. I let them pick the place and we have a date. Sometimes it’s the movies, dinner or a trip to their favorite park. It’s a time for us to connect and they can share things they may not have wanted their siblings to hear. 

3 Ways to Boost Your Child's Self-Love

Mom and Me Journal-We have a journal where they can write down things they want to share with just me. It’s a little place for them to have their own privacy. A place where we can have a private conversation. Like a secret, which anyone with siblings knows is a hard thing to do! Sometimes all it is is them sharing what Pokemon they caught today but it makes them feel important.

 3 Ways to Boost Your Child's Self-Love

 

 

 

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