Self esteem in children is all about how they think or feel about themselves, their opinion of themself. High self esteem is a good opinion of themself and low self esteem is a bad opinion of themself. Low self esteem comes from a poor self image. Their self image is based on how they see themself. Do they think they are a good, reliable, honest or friendly person? Do they like what you see when they look in the mirror or do they believe others look better than them?
What children don’t realise is that they are the gatekeeper of the level of self esteem they have at any given time. They just need help to know how to mange it. Their inner voice will come up with many thoughts or questions about their daily life. The internal feedback or answers they give themself to these questions can drastically alter their self esteem and how they feel about themself.
A childs self esteem depends on many questions and how they internally answer those:
Are they doing good at school? Do their peers like them? Do they believe ythey are good at any of their subjects? How do they see themself, their self image? How do they feel about what they are good at or not good at? Are they comparing themself to other children and nott seeing the good in themself?How do they view their social ranking amongst their peers? How do they relate to others? Do they feel that they can make their own decisions about certain things? Do they feel listemed too?
Low self esteem feeds on negative thinking. Some children worry about other people, like friends or parents. It is good they care about other's feelings. However, their needs are just as important? Don't let them neglect themself!
Children can easily knock themself for not being as successful, intelligent, good looking or as popular as someone else. They often feel a great deal of pressure from what they see on TV or read on the internet.
Sometimes they can dwell on their mistakes or make them bigger than they need to be.They need help knowing that everyone makes mistakes and they can decide to learn and grow from those mistakes. They often just let the mistakes be another form of self punishment or loathing.
Hypnotherapy can help your child build their self esteem and self worth. Raising their self esteem to a higher level they will be confident, happy, highly motivated and have the right attitude to succeed.