You can’t touch it, but it affects how you feel. You can’t see it, but it’s there when you look at yourself in the mirror. You can’t hear it, but it’s there every time you talk about yourself. It is reflected in your actions, decisions & beliefs. What is this really important but mysterious thing?
It is your Self–Esteem!
Self–Esteem is the most powerful factor that sets the altitude of success and happiness in a person’s life. Children with healthy self-esteem feel good about themselves, relate well to others, behave more appropriately to situations and are more aware of the world around them. On the other hand are the children with low self-esteem. Some characteristics of Low Self Esteem among Children are:
Anxiety and emotional turmoil
Lack of social-skills and self-confidence
Often get bouts of sadness
Less social compliance
Inability to accept compliments
Exaggerated feeling of what other people will think about me
Treats him/ herself badly but NOT other people and worrying whether s/he have treated others badly