Many parents make mistakes when attempting to soothe or console their children. Rather than building their self-esteem, they hinder it. The long-term effects include the child either feeling invalidated or the child doesn’t develop the skills needed to handle certain situations as adults.
In the self-esteem video below, you’ll discover what to say when soothing a child and how to say it. It is an easy skill to learn.
How to Say It Right
Emily is the author of Express Yourself: A Teen Girls Guide to Speaking Up and Being Who You Are.You can visit Emily’s Guidance Girl website. You can also find her on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter.