Just about every week or so I find myself recommending The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey, son of the famous Stephen R. Covey. I’ve written about this so much in my newsletter and my blog I thought, okay Maier, let’s put together some greatest hits of Covey’s!
Covey has a lot of wisdom about self esteem – where it comes from and how to get more of it. His book has specific, actionable advice for teens who want to increase their self esteem.
If you’re a parent, I bet your ears are already pricking up. As a parent, I want nothing more for my children than for them to develop a healthy, positive self-worth. I strongly believe if they have a positive view of themselves, my children will be better equipped to navigate the sea of challenges that is the real world.
I want them to understand that no matter what bad thing happens to them, it is not because they are not good enough.
As parents, however, we can’t do a blessed thing to make them have good self esteem
That has to be disappointing to hear, right? Isn’t there anything parents can do?
Of course there is!