Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Cool Mom's Care-Helping Children develop self-confidence

A few weeks ago a friend turned me onto this cool website...COOL People Care. You can sign up for daily emails for that site as well as "Cool Mom's Care". Every day you get a very short snippet of a way to make the world a little better. I loved today's:

Week of Love: Love Our Selves

Self love is key in our children’s development of healthy self-confidence. Kissing and hugging them more helps them feel loved, but it’s also important to make sure they learn about loving themselves. The way we talk about ourselves in front of our kids determines how they’ll reference themselves. Instead of saying, “I am such an idiot,” try talking about positive solutions to a mistake you made. Our negative self-perceptions will project onto our children. They are just learning about life and the more positive language we teach them the more confidence they will have in using it.