You are likely here because you love a child and want to do your part in creating a successful, thoughtful young person with positive self-esteem. Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, teachers, sitters and others who interact with children on a regular basis play a big role in their development. It truly takes a village.
As you learn more about self-esteem in this ebook, you’ll find an example story that exemplifies many important principles. You’ll learn about Ben and Maria, siblings from a two-parent home with very different parenting experiences – and very different early outcomes.
Ben’s experience shows that even those who have learning difficulty can become confident, successful young people with the right team of adults supporting them. Likewise, Maria’s story shows that regardless of aptitude, confidence requires much more.
The end of this ebook has some self- reflection questions for you as a parent. You may find it helpful to write down your responses to these questions before you begin, and then again after you finish. As you learn more, you may find that your responses change.
Here’s to emotionally healthy young adults…