How to Build Your Child’s Self-Esteem
A child who is lonely, insecure, or lacking in support or self-esteem is a more likely target of sexual abuse. Perpetrators look for vulnerable children who will be easy to befriend and groom. One good way to help prevent this is to ensure that your child has the self-esteem that makes them less likely to be targeted, or, if they are abused, to have the confidence to tell you.
Every child is different, but here are five ideas on how you can build up your child’s self-esteem:
BE KIND TO YOURSELF
CELEBREATE SUCCESSES-AND FAILURES
SPEND TIME JUST THE TWO OF YOU
As we said above, every child is different and each one will feel most special if you do something tailored to them. For some children it will be physical affection like hugs or high-fives, for some kids it’s spending time together, and for others it’s just being told how amazing they are. Think about what you can do today to build your child’s self-esteem. Not only will they be better protected against sexual abuse, but they’ll be happier too.
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