Written by Dr. John Carosso
Where we left off
We had discussed, in Part I, the importance of your child’s relationship with God in enhancing his or her self-esteem. Next we move-on to the most important person in your child’s life.
So, who is that most important person?
Well, it’s you. Yes, go figure; you’re far and away the most important person in your child’s life. No one else even comes close.
Birds of feather…
We often hear the term ‘birds of a feather flock together’ and we know what it means. However, I’m using it a bit differently here. We can gain prestige via with whom we associate. If your child perceives you as super-valuable and esteemed, and you’re taking time out of your busy schedule to hang-out with him or her, then what does that say about him or her?
Take the time
Spending time with your child, whether teaching how to better-throw a ball, helping to get dressed in the morning, playing a board-game, or just going for a walk is like a fuel-tank pouring gasoline, under high pressure, into your child’s esteem-tank. Even better, it makes you feel pretty good too. God bless.
Two more to go
That’s the second of the four keys to enhancing self-esteem. Two more to go!
Dr. C's Morning Minute
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