Self-Esteem. North Carolina Cooperative Extension. The Importance of Taking Care of Yourself. Your beliefs about yourself will influence your effectiveness in nurturing self-esteem in others. Much of your success and happiness in life will be determined by your level of self-esteem.
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I've got to be perfect if I am to be a good parent.
I've got to be the boss. I must be in control and in charge all the time. My children are the products of my will.
My children must like me all the time. If they don't I will feel depressed and discouraged.
My personal value does not depend on how perfect I am as a parent. We all make mistakes.
My children are individuals. They make choices independent of my will. I can slowly grant more and more independence to my children as they grow older.
I enjoy being loved by my children, but I can survive without their complete approval. I must do what I think is right even though they might become upset.
T____ F____ 1. Your beliefs about yourself have nothing to do with your ability to nurture self-esteem in others.
T____ F____ 2. A high level of self-esteem will probably do more than anything else to make you happy.
T____ F____ 3. Children's self-esteem is determined primarily by the interactions with their parents.
1. Self-esteem is so ingrained at an early age that it is impossible to change how you feel about yourself.
2. Difficult situations and the hardships of life work to tear down your positive self-esteem.
3. Mentally visualizing changes in yourself can help bring those changes about.