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The Importance of Making Your Child Feel Special

Updated on January 23, 2017

Make Them Or Break Them

A child's self worth is very detrimental to their growth and development. When children feel unworthy they tend to pull away from people and have a hard time believing in themselves. It is very important that we go out of our ways to make our children feel special. Their self-esteem can either make them or break them.

Signs of Low self-worth or Low Self-Esteem in Young Children

1.Depression

2.Hot Temperament, which sometimes can even advance into violence.

3.Sadness

4.Shyness and withdrawal from everyday normal activities.

5.Jealousy toward other children's achievements.

Signs of Low Self-Esteem in Teens

6.Engaging in unsafe and unruly behavior.

7.Doing drugs, or hanging out with others who do drugs.

8.In some sad cases even suicide.


Let Them Know How Special They Are

Never make your child feel unworthy, always let them know just how special they are to you, praise them every chance you get. Spending more quality time with your child is all they really need to feel special and wanted. Building your child's self-worth up is one of the most important things you can do for them.


Listen to Them

Children love to talk sometimes they talk so much they lose track about what they where talking about to begin with. But that does not mean we should not listen to them. Sometimes mixed in with some of the mumble jumble they are talking you even get a few important tidbits of information. You would be amazed some of the stuff a child can talk about if you actually listen to them, they just want to be heard.


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Show Them Affection

Children tend to be very lovable they not only want our love and affection but need it. A child from an affectionate home is usually very confident and friendly in nature. If a child does not get love at home they tend to go out and try to find love in different sometimes negative ways. Do not push your child away when they come up to hug you this is their way of letting you know they love you. I understand when your busy sometimes you want to be left alone but please for your child let them hug you it only takes a second.

Have Family Fun Night

Kids love to play and love it even more if you join them. Plan a family fun night together with your children do this at least once a week. Make sure you let them help plan it. This makes them feel super confident in their ability to plan and manage things. Which helps build up their self-esteem.

Never Let Your Child Put Themselves Down

Kids tend to be pretty hard on themselves which is why they do not need anyone else doing it. When your child says things like I am so stupid or I am so ugly. Make sure you chime right in by telling them not to put themselves down. Let them know they are the exact opposite of that.


Making your child feel worthy is not that hard you just have to put a little extra effort into making sure they feel loved and confident in whom they are and what they can accomplish.

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      Devika Primić 5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Parents must listen to their children at all times an informative Hub for parents

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Children are so special and need to be told how important they are to you every day. It does make for a happy, succesful child. Lovely!

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Excellent hub. Very wise advice here no doubt!!! Even when they must be punished, they should still know they are loved very much. I love that song by Matt Redman! Gob bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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