What is self-esteem and how does it affect my child?
The concept of self-esteem can be a very elusive and ethereal topic. What is it, and how can I make sure that my kids have positive self-esteem? We are going to spend the next week discussing this topic.
Self-esteem starts with a question. Society would have us find our worth through asking ourselves these questions. What am I worth financially? How happy am I? How well liked am I? How successful am I at my career? But the fundamental question that is at the base of someone’s self-esteem is not any of these but simply, Whose am I?
When we have a relationship with God, we are His child. We are cared for, provided for, protected and love by the Creator of the universe. That is the answer for who we really are and the foundation for a positive self-esteem. This is something that we as parents must not only believe for ourselves but communicate to our children. Our children are not only loved by us but by God himself!
Listen to today’s podcast for more insight on your child’s self-esteem.