Self-doubt is a normal part of growing up. That little voice is inside all of us and always will be.
You know, the one that makes you ask questions like: What if the other kids don’t like me? What if I can’t remember the spelling words? What if my teacher thinks I’m not smart? What if I can’t ace my PSLE exams?
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While these instances might seem harmless at the moment, self-doubt can grow in size over time. When children don’t learn to confront feelings of self-doubt, negative thinking can become their new normal.
Fortunately, there are strategies that can help build self-esteem in your child so that your child can turn negatives into positives:
Text: bauersyndication.com.au / Additional reporting: Natalya Molok