We teach children to feel good about themselves and their abilities.
A child’s self-esteem influences their behavior, affects their friendships, success in school, and ability to deal with problems and overall confidence. “Children with a healthy sense of self-esteem feel that the important adults in their lives love them, accept them, and would go out of their way to ensure their safety and well-being.”-National Association for the Education of Young Children
Children who know their strengths and weaknesses and feel good about themselves seem to have an easier time handling conflicts and resisting negative pressures.
We promote a healthy self-esteem by allowing children to express themselves in a positive atmosphere, and setting boundaries to unsafe behavior.