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When I look into the eyes of my son, I know that he can be a confidence and high self-esteem boy. Only sometimes, my strictness discourage him to do things creatively. That’s the weakness of authoritative parenting style, or chinese parenting style; your children are limit to explore something new because they might afraid their parent disapproval.
Give unconditional love. A child’s self-esteem flourishes with the kind of no-strings-attached devotion that says, “I love you, no matter who you are or what you do.” Your child benefits the most when you accept him for who he is regardless of his strengths, difficulties, temperament, or abilities. So lavish him with love. Give him plenty of cuddles, kisses, and pats on the shoulder. And don’t forget to tell him how much you love him. When you do have to correct your child, make it clear that it’s his behavior — not him — that’s unacceptable. For instance, instead of saying, “You’re a naughty boy! Why can’t you be good?” say, “Pushing Gabriel isn’t nice. It can hurt. Please don’t push.