Everyone needs a self-esteem booster now and then. They need to feel important and that their talents matter. Your part in this is just another form of sharing love. For parents, this is especially important. It’s hard hearing a child say they don’t feel they matter.
So, here’s what you can do to help boost your child’s self-esteem: write a book. Feeling a little skeptical? Not sure this will work? Take a look at the following story by Jen Zucker and decide for yourself.
My five and a half year old daughter, Morgan, had a friend over and they were drawing. The friend told my daughter that her drawing didn’t look like a cat. My daughter was heart broken. She played on until the friend left and then came up to me for a hug and said that her friend had hurt her feelings and that she was sad and a terrible drawer. I sat down with her, hugged her, and told her that I loved her and that she can draw and become a great artist if she wanted to be.
The Morgan VIP book was laying on the coffee table, I picked it up and started to read. When we were all done she looked at me with tears in her eyes and said, “Mommy, these are happy tears; the book made me feel better.”
You can see the Morgan VIP book here.
You too can make a simple, but significant book about your child. Use the I’m a VIP template (Girl – 18221, Boy – 21588) or take a look at this one for ideas: