Self-esteem is a way of thinking and feeling about yourself.
Kids with self-esteem:
Low self-esteem is another way of thinking and feeling about yourself.
Kids with low self-esteem:
Which one best describes you most of the time?
Here are three things to remember about self-esteem:
You also can take note when things don't go your way. Everybody makes mistakes. If you miss the soccer goal or lose a library book, try not to get to mad at yourself. Instead, try again. That's self-esteem in action.
Try these steps:
Kids with good self-esteem are more likely to try again. They expect to do better next time — and usually they do!
Reviewed by: D'Arcy Lyness, PhD
Date reviewed: August 2015
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