Self-esteem

Is your child struggling with low self-esteem, self-worth, or self-confidence? As a parent, it’s tough to stand by and see our children feeling like they don’t “measure up” or can’t handle things as well as their peers seem to be able to.

Kids’ self-esteem is constantly being challenged because they’re regularly faced with new things to experience, new opportunities, and new tasks to deal with. Their self-esteem, their sense of “I can handle it,” is constantly being put to the test.

Teaching kids to master the skills to solve their problems effectively builds their sense of self-esteem as well as their life skills. Below you’ll find our suggested articles that will help you get started in helping kids learn how to master the life-skills needed to build self-esteem.

Ask Parent Coaching: How to Help an Antisocial Teenager

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Dear parent coaching: Help! My teenage son is a basement vampire. I have a problem with my 14 year old son and have not read anything similar about this on other blogs. My son doesn't want to be involved in ANYTHING! We have tried sports, dog training, piano lessons, drums in band, church activities, fencing, 4-H -- you name... Read more »

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How to Build Self-esteem in Children and Teens

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Something I’ve learned as a therapist and a mom is that you cannot “fix” your child’s self-esteem as a parent—though many of us make ourselves crazy trying to do just that. It’s hard to see our kids acting out and giving up because of insecurities, so we wrack our brains trying to find ways to... Read more »

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