What Should I Know About my Child

What Should I Know About my Child's Self-Esteem?

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What are the components of healthy self-esteem?
­ What kind of parental attitudes help build self-esteem? What attitudes can be harmful to self-esteem?
­ What makes up a sense of security?
­ Why is self-knowledge so important?
­ One-of-a-kind, or just like everyone else?
­ Can adult expectations be harmful? Are they sometimes too extreme?
­ Is it important to belong to a group? What does it give us?
­ What is a sense of competency?
­ What are the qualities of a competent parent?
­ Is self-esteem the solution to every problem?
...and many other questions!

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QUESTIONS ANSWERS For parents
Germain Duclos
What Should I Know about my Child’s SELF-ESTEEM?
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Germain Duclos
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Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec and Library and Archives Canada cataloguing in publication Duclos, Germain  What should I know about my child’s self-esteem?  (Questions/answers for parents)  Translation of: Que savoir sur l’estime de soi de mon enfant?.  ISBN 978-2-89619-143-7  1. Self-esteem in children - Miscellanea. 2. Child psychology -Miscellanea. 3. Parent and child - Miscellanea. I. Title. BF723.S3D82613 2008 155.4’182 C2008-942290-2
Cover design: Quatuor Graphic Design: Nicole Tétreault Cover page photo: Claude Dolbec Inside photos: Nancy Lessard
Éditions du CHU Sainte-Justine 3175, Côte-Sainte-Catherine Montreal (Quebec) H3T 1C5 Telephone: (514) 345-4671Fax: (514) 345-4631 www.chu-sainte-justine.org/editions © Éditions du CHU Sainte-Justine, 2009 All rights reserved ISBN: 978-2-89619-143-7 Legal Deposit: Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, 2008 Library and Archives Canada, 2008
The Sainte-Justine Hospital Foundation wishes to thank the generous donors who contributed toUniverSanté des famillesand made it possible to create this new collection for families. Thank you for your support… for the love of children!
Table of Contents
Definition and characteristics of self-esteem }Is self-esteem important ? .......................................... 9 }When and how does self-esteem develop?................ 9 }What is a more precise definition of self-esteem?........................................................... 10 }How do children work towards self-esteem? .......... 11 }Does the quality of children’s relationships with adults affect their self-esteem ?........................ 13 }How do children become aware of their own value? ............................................................... 14 }What are the components of healthy self-esteem?.................................................. 15 }What attitudes and skills are possessed by children with a positive self-image? .................. 16 }What parental attitudes have a positive or negative bearing on self-esteem? ....................... 19
Fostering a sense of security and confidence }What makes up a sense of security ?........................ 23 }What educational attitudes promote a sense of security ? .................................................. 24 }Where do feelings of confidence come from?............................................................... 26
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Questions/Answersfor Parents
}What are the signs that children feel confident and secure? ............................................. 27 }What are the parental attitudes that foster confidence in children?......................... 28 Fostering self-knowledge }Why is self-knowledge important?........................... 31 }How does self-knowledge develop? ......................... 31 }..................... 32One-of-a-kind or like everyone else? }...................... 33Can adult expectations be harmful? }What are the signs of good self-knowledge in children?............................................................... 38 }What are the parental attitudes that are most harmful to children’s self-esteem? ................. 39 }What are the parental attitudes that promote self-knowledge in children? ..................... 40 Fostering a sense of belonging }Is it important to belong to a group and have relationships with others? .............................. 43 }................... 44What is meant by “social self-esteem”? }How do children learn socialization skills? ............ 44 }Where do children really learn to develop their social skills? ................................................... 46 }What are the signs of a sense of belonging in children? .............................................................. 47 }What are the parental attitudes that promote a sense of belonging? ............................................... 47
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Fostering a sense of competency }Where do children acquire their knowledge? ................................................. 49 }What is meant by “a sense of competency”? .................................................... 49 }What steps do children go through to acquire a sense of competency? ....................... 50 }What is the role of motivation? ............................ 56 }Does the usefulness of knowledge help motivate children? .............................................. 57 }Independence or overprotection? ........................ 57 }What are the signs of a sense of competency in children?............................................................ 58 }What are the parental attitudes that promote a sense of competency? ......................................... 59 }Are parents’ and teachers’ expectations sometimes too extreme? ....................................... 60
Being a competent parent }What is meant by “a sense of parental competency”?............................................. 63 }What are the qualities of a competent parent? ................................................... 65 }Is self-esteem the solution to every problem? .................................................... 66
To learn more about child’s self-esteem................ 69