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Children, Confidence & Respected Role Models?

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Self-esteem is the way we feel and think about ourselves. Webster’s
dictionary defines it as “a confidence and satisfaction in oneself... belief in
oneself [and] self-respect”. Self-esteem affects everything we do in our lives.
Healthy self-esteem promotes a positive “Yes I Can” attitude, as opposed to a
defeatist attitude of “No I Can’t”. Nowhere is this concept more important
than in the life of a young child.

Secret # 4 For Parents Who Want Confident, Well Behaved, Successful Kids is

Respected Role Models
Self-esteem is the armor that helps protect kids from the demons of life:
alcohol, gangs, drugs, and destructive behavior. There are several things
parents can do to instill and nurture a sense of self-esteem within their child.
First, the parents themselves need to feel good about themselves, for children
pick up on subtle messages about their own self worth from your body
language and the way you talk about yourself. If you are often openly self
critical in front of a child, he will learn to be self-critical. Because parents
have preeminent importance in a child’s life, and children model after their
parents. By clearly demonstrating your own self worth, your child will
respect you and learn to respect himself.

The Lesson of Respect
One of the early lessons that your child will learn at our school is that of
respect. The child is taught to respect the instructor as well as the other
students, the school and himself. Having good role models is
important in the development of a child. Martial arts training starts as a
relationship between the child and ...

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