While there are several ways to cultivate your child’s self-esteem, there is no doubt that one of the best ways to do this is to talk with them on a one-on-one basis regularly. The reality is that many parents these days get into the day to day struggle that is life. They are very busy and forget, or simply don’t have time to talk with their child on a one-on-one basis. But unfortunately, this is one of the worst things that can occur.
When a child does not speak to their parents on a personal, one-on-one basis regularly, they will start to feel alienated and isolated. They might also start feeling that they are alone in life with no support system at all. Worse, they might feel that no one loves them and that they don’t have anyone to rely on. The truth is that even if your child is never alone, and always with a parent or other family member, they might still feel alienated if they never discuss what they are feeling and thinking with their parents. So, as your child’s parent, you must speak to them regularly.
You must ask them what they are feeling and thinking. And, instead of asking them what they did each day, ask them how they are feeling each day. Additionally, you should ask them what they think of you as their parent, as this will give you extra insight into what is going on in their heart and mind. Talking to your child will help you gain intimacy and a closer bond with them, and it will also help to raise and cultivate their self-esteem exponentially