There is an urgent need to
Parents need to learn to recognize the early warning signs of poor self-esteem. Fear, anxiety, worry, sadness and unworthiness are but a few examples of the negative feelings that become apparent in a child’s behavior very early on. It is important that parents recognize these symptoms and not deny them for fear of being seen by others as bad parents. Admitting that an issue exists is only the first step to improving the healthy emotional growth of a child.
Parents need tools that will help them help their preschoolers learn to love themselves and become resilient in the safety of a positive, nurturing home environment. It is time to make self-esteem an integral and mandatory part of child rearing and education from birth through 5 years old. The way to accomplish this goal is through education and empowerment. Educate the adults. Empower the children.