All parents want to raise their kids to have high self-esteem. Simply put, self-esteem is one’s belief in oneself and their worth. It’s confidence gained through competence, and competence is learned from making choices and dealing with the consequences.
Parents can play a role in building their child's self-esteem by helping them set goals within reach and providing opportunities to achieve them.
For its 100th anniversary, Scholastic spoke with experts to identify a set of tips, articles, and books that make starting a conversation with your child about self-esteem easier. These resources are part of a broader initiative, called the Scholastic Bookshelf, created for Instagram to raise awareness around contemporary issues affecting children today.
Whether you’re looking to show your child examples of self-love or give them a self-esteem boost when they’re feeling low, these books will brighten your family’s day.