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Encourage Your Child ; Stimulate Emotional and Social Child Development

Abstract: A list of actions which will stimulate the development of self-esteem, social and emotional skills of children.

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Encourage Your Child ; Stimulate Emotional and Social Child Development

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Written by: Martin Winkler
First version: 22 Jul 2008.
Latest revision: 31 Jul 2008.

How can I help my child to develop self-esteem? How can I stimulate emotional and social child development?

Answer:

Children need support and the presence of their parents to develop a good self-esteem and social skills for their future life. You can support your child by:

  • Offer help and support whenever needed

  • Be a positive model for handling negative feelings

  • Respect the privacy of your child

  • Respect your child as an individual and very special person

  • Welcome your child in your arms

  • Invite your child to spend time with you every day

  • Talk to him or her and support the verbal expression of emotions

  • Try to understand why the child feels like she or he feels, and validate feelings

  • Be interested in hobbies and strengths of your child

  • Admire creative thinking and individual problem-solving of your child

  • Encourage responsibility and social awareness

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