Promoting Positive Self-Esteem in Children
Check all that apply:
___ I allow my child to make choices within reason.
___ I can allow my child to fail and make mistakes without taking it personally.
___ I do not protect my child from negative experiences and consequences.
___ I work with the other parental figures on the best way to parent our child.
___ I do not undermine him/her by not following through on our parenting agreements.
___ When we disagree, I ensure we work it out among ourselves.
___ I communicate clearly with my child what I expect and the consequences.
___ When expectations are not met, I use consequences consistently.
___ I allow natural consequences to take place, such as no homework results in poor grades.
___ I recognize that it is part of my job as a parent to teach and allow my child responsibility.
___ I do not make it my job to fix problems my child creates (forgot homework).
___ When my child makes a mistake or fails at something, we talk about the lessons learned.
___ I realize failure and mistakes are part of growth.
___ My goal as a parent is to raise a responsible, stable young adult.
___ I am confident in my ability to promote positive self-esteem in my child.