Developing Positive Self-Esteem
Helping your child build a positive self-image from an early age will help them as they face challenges and changes throughout their life.
The Watson Institute’s special education consultants have prepared a social skills module to help teach your student or child about self-esteem.
Highlight some of the reasons why self-esteem is so important, such as:
- Enables you to be proud of your accomplishments
- Gives you courage to try new things
- Enables you to move on and learn from mistakes
It can be hard sometimes to believe in oneself, so offering a few tips and reminders to boost self-esteem when your child is feeling down can be helpful.
- Make a list of things you’re good at
- Give yourself a compliment
- Think of 3 ways your body helps you accomplish things you’re proud of
All of these tips and more can be found in the social skills module about building positive self-esteem created by our special education consultants. You can adapt them or customize them to fit your needs!
The special education resources on this page were authored by Watson Institute’s special education consultant, Andee Morris, M.Ed.
A pre and post lesson assessment is included in each lesson. Use of the assessment is an instructor preference. Many of the ‘homework’ pages for a lesson can be used as a pre/post assessment device alone or as part of the provided assessment. Each homework page can be checked by the instructor as well as the student.
Review all included pages of the lesson to determine what ‘assessment’ method will meet your needs. If the student is able to achieve a + in the majority of items of the pre-assessment, or if the student has been observed to display the skill topic of the lesson often, then the lesson may not be introduced or can be taught with a group as review and/or reinforcement.
If you have questions or concerns about the Watson Institute’s use of this information, please contact us.