Overturning Your Child’s Low Self-Esteem Positively
Children tend to have low self-esteem occasionally as they grow up. The causes may vary, ranging from a family crisis to problems encountered in school. A child’s confidence can be greatly affected at any age, especially when a difficult situation arises while the child’s coping mechanism is not yet fully developed. At this crucial time, the support of parents and other adults is badly needed to help the child overcome the stage of low self-esteem.
Unfortunately, it is not always an assurance that the child will be able to recover or bounce back to normalcy. Although it is not an outright indication of a psychological health issue, low self-esteem is a symptom of an underlying emotional health problem the child may be harboring. This includes depression, anxiety, guilt, and self-harm.
The Parents Suffer as Well
No parents would like to see their child suffer from the destructive claw of low self-esteem. If your child appears uncomfortable in a new setting or with people unknown to him or her, you can almost discern his or her thoughts: your child may feel inferior. Along with this noticeable behavior, your child is inclined to cling in an area where there is perceived comfort and safety. He or she may be afraid to try new things, believing failure is bound to happen. As a result, your child loses the will to grab opportunities and misses valuable lessons from what could have been a worthwhile experience.
Your child’s physical appearance may also suggest hints of low self-confidence: poor posture, lack of eye contact, gloomy mood, and tears always about to fall from their sad face. These are the signs that make you admit, as painful as it may be that your child lacks self-esteem.
Finding Help to Supplement Your Parental Care
It’s never easy to find a home remedy for a child who chooses to be alone most of the time. In reality, you probably can’t fix the issue yourself. Surely, you want your child to enjoy what life has to offer, but you’re not sure how to achieve this. Getting the help of a professional becomes a logical decision to help knock off your child’s low self-esteem and positively transform it into the feeling of self-worth.
The doors of Fuquay-Varina office of Carolina Counseling Services are open to listen to your child’s cry for help. The independently contracted counselors are well-trained and experienced in handling children with emotional problems like the ones your child struggles with. Don’t wait another day longer for the symptoms to topple your child. Call now to request an appointment and get started in creating/restoring your child’s positive view of themselves.
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