Jake at Time after Time has a Sunday Post Challenge and every week he provides a theme…this week’s theme is STAIRWAY.
I always try to tie in the theme with something related to parenting. Since the dictionary defines “stairway” as a passageway from one level to another by a series of steps, I’ve decided to outline the basic components or “steps” in the stairway to building a strong self-esteem that are found in the introduction to Show Me How!
How can we help our kids navigate the passageway of childhood and achieve a positive self-image?
2. VALUE ONE’S OWN STRENGTHS AND QUALITIES…Encourage your child in different pursuits.
3. FEEL APPRECIATED, LOVED AND ACCEPTED…Spend loving and positive time with your child.
4. LEARN TO EXPRESS FEELINGS…Allow your child to talk about his joy, anger and sadness.
5. ACKNOWLEDGING AND COPING WITH FEARS…Share things you were afraid of as a child.
6. FEELING GOOD ABOUT ONE’S BODY AND ONESELF…Celebrate the gift of life and dance.
I just got back from spending a glorious week in New Hampshire, taking care of my three-year old grandson. His favorite book: Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss. His favorite game: Soccer/kick ball. His favorite TV show: Peppa Pig. His favorite foods: Fresh strawberries and bananas.
It was hard to leave to come home…I’m already looking forward to my next trip.
Here are a few websites with other resources and info on helping children build healthy self-esteem:
We are in the final two weeks of the Show-Me-How Library Project, so if you haven’t done it already, please nominate your favorite library in the comment section! Twenty-five libraries will receive a free copy of Show Me How! Build Your Child’s Self-Esteem Through Reading, Crafting and Cooking. NOMINATIONS CLOSE April 30! Don’t let your library lose out on the chance of getting this award-winning resource for parents and teachers and your entire community. A big thank you to all of those who have already spread the word about out this great opportunity via Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterist, Google+ or by mentioning it in your posts!
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I also wanted to mention that today is Earth Day 2012…how will you help observe this special day? Children can get involved in local park and playground cleanups. Perhaps you can take a walk around your community…bring a big plastic garbage bag so that everyone can help pick up litter. Maybe there are special events going on in your neighborhood…why not check them out.