- Magdalyne Kanjejo
3 simple ways to instill self-love in your kids (Free Activity Kit Included)
Habari, Super Parents!
Self-love is a super important aspect of our mental and emotional well-being, and it’s something we can help to nurture in our children from a young age. Children who grow up with a strong sense of self-love are more confident, resilient, and better equipped to handle life's challenges. Here are three simple ways you can help instill self-love in your kids:
Encourage Positive Self-Talk: It’s easy for kids to feel disappointed in themselves when they don’t succeed or when something doesn’t turn out as they imagined. And we get it, failure or disappointment is hard at any age! Encourage your children to speak kindly to themselves, and model positive self-talk yourself. Teach them to recognize and reframe negative thoughts and to focus on their strengths and accomplishments.
Foster Independence: Children who feel competent and capable are more likely to develop self-love. Give your kids opportunities to make decisions, solve problems, and take on responsibilities that are appropriate for their age. This will help them develop a sense of control over their own lives and boost their self-esteem.
Practice Self-Care: Self-care is an important aspect of self-love. Teach your kids to take care of their physical, mental, and emotional health. Encourage them to eat healthy foods, get enough sleep, exercise regularly, and engage in activities that bring them joy. Showing your kids that taking care of themselves is a priority will help them understand the value of self-care.
Instilling self-love in children requires a holistic approach that focuses on techniques like encouraging positive self-talk, fostering independence, and practicing self-care. With these simple steps, you can help your kids start to develop a strong sense of self-love that will serve them well into adulthood.
Free Technovator Kit
We have a brand new Technovator Kit ready. Themed around self-love, this kit encourages your kids to be self-confident and encourages them to love themselves for who they are, just as they are. From educational (and fun!) videos to Maker Cards for hands-on STEAM activities, the self-love Technovator Kit comes packed with ideas and guides (using materials you likely already have at home) for simple but empowering entertainment.
We can’t wait to see what you and your kids create with this kit!