GOAL SLOGAN: I SHOW WELL-FOUNDED RESPECT FOR MYSELF AND FOR OTHERS
SOME THINGS TO THINK ABOUT.
The questions below are designed to help you think about how you can help from home with the skills development programme your child is taking part in.
- In your family conversations, do you make ironic comments about the success of others? Do you know how to talk about these things in an honest and respectful manner?
- Do you feel and express your respect and admiration for public figures in the world of sport, culture or politics while forgetting the success of those closer at hand?
- Do you normally praise things that others do well, or do you feel uncomfortable about it as it might look like adulation?
- Do I try not to be envious and not to make comparisons when someone we know has been promoted or has achieved success, etc.?
HOW CAN WE HELP?
The suggestions below show when personal parental involvement is necessary. The aim of the subjects proposed is to demonstrate where you might be able to support your child and help him to work on developing this month’s skill.
- One excellent manner of improving a child’s self-esteem is through praise, however care must be taken – as if not, praise may generate feelings of dependency and insecurity. An effective way of praising one’s child is to simply tell them when we see that they have done well and express the positive feelings that this feat has caused.
- Attaining minor goals and overcoming difficulties helps to strengthen a person’s self-esteem and helps them to mature. This is why it is a good idea to help our children to define small-scale goals to overcome, aspects that they need to improve in their studies, or in sport, helping at home and in their relations with others, etc.
- Talking at home about idols and figures admired in the world of sport, science and the cinema, etc. Outlining the difference between the success that comes from the positive use of one’s talents or from hard work, and the success that comes from wealth, beauty or popularity.