In this presentation, Dr Mary O’Kane gives parents some practical advice on how to support children's self-esteem, confidence and resilience.
Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain! We would love to protect our children from every challenge they might face in life, but it is much better that we support them to face these challenges themselves.
Self Esteem is an inoculation against the challenges of life and can be defined as feeling both capable and loved. Children with strong self-esteem tend to enjoy interacting socially, enjoy group activities, and feel confident to face the world. When faced with challenges they can work towards developing solutions.
Dr Mary O'Kane is a Lecturer in Psychology and Early Childhood Education at the OpenUniversity.
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