Parenting: 10 Ways to Nurture Your Child's Self-Concept
Self-concept can be defined as the view one has of herself and her abilities. A child’s self-concept begins to develop at birth. It begins with how adults respond to her. What can parents do to nurture a positive self-concept?
Middle school bulletin board idea: "Believe in your #selfie" Have each student take a selfie and put it up with a #adjective that describes them. "Do something today for which your future self will thank you." The kids love seeing their faces in the hallway and it builds a grade-level community too.
Activity for getting to know new clients & Exploring Issues of Self-Concept Have child sort based on how they see themselves, how they think others see them (parent, teacher, classmates), or what a friend looks like. Goals can be set by asking what traits they want to work on.