Success Story - A mom in one of my classes shared this success story about building self-esteem this week, and I wanted to share it with you all.
Background - One of the topics last week was what to do if your child is very discouraged and showing signs of low self-esteem. We covered 20 Ways to Enhance Your Child's Self-esteem. You can learn more about this from my LIVE workshop on MP3 in the Positive Parenting Store. One of those ideas is to spend time with your children when they are not misbehaving. So here is the success story:
Mom was taking the kids to the park. Normally she would bring her ipad and iphone and be doing her own thing while the children played. But this day, mom left her technology at home and decided to play with the kids. They were a little surprised, but certainly happy! The defining moment was when mom got on the swing next to her 5-year-old daughter. As they started swinging, her daughter said, "Mommy, I didn't know you knew how to have fun!"