Proven ways to improve your child’s self-esteem. A solid sense of self-worth helps your child make good choices, develop healthy relationships, and work to achieve his or her dreams. But what’s the best way to instill self-confidence while still teaching your child to value and care about others? Based on a biblical understanding of human worth, Building Confidence in Your Child teaches you how to parent positively and help your child grow into a secure adult who is poised for success in life. Deftly balancing the principles of humility and pride, trusted author and parenting expert Dr. James Dobson offers practical pointers that break through the theories and get right down to the decisions you have to make every day. In our emotionally toxic world, it’s more important than ever to help your child develop healthy self-esteem. Let this audio book show you how.
- Rather disappointing yet not totally useless
The book started very promising and I downloaded it after hearing the first chapter, believing it would be very helpful. I have to say unfortunately that I was disappointed. The first few chapters described what are the characteristics that are valued in society (namely beauty and intellect) from childhood onwards and vividly portraits how a child without them can have low self confidence; almost to the point of making you scared as a parent. I thought that after this scaremongering the solutions would rain. But this was only partially the case. There are not many clear solutions offered, only vague references to ideas, which don't really stick or even give you a feeling of security after the initial scare. Here and there there are some useful strategies, but when I finished the book i didn't feel as though i was any wiser about the subject, nor prepared to deal as a parent with the challenges ahead. It was my first book on the subject, so I cannot really compare it to other publications in regards to usefulness or the approach to the subject. I just really hoped to have gained some useful and clear, applicable techniques to help my child, but this was unfortunately not the case for me.