Self-Image is the mental picture we have of ourselves. It is the way we see our abilities, behavior, appearance and personality. When we have a positive self-image, we recognize and own our talents, abilities and potential, while being realistic about our shortcomings and limitations. A positive self-image focus’ on strengths and assets. It includes nurturing our self-esteem and having an accurate self-perception. When a person thinks positively about who they are, their talents, their life experiences and their abilities, they are more likely to understand themselves, have confidence, practice self-control, and achieve their goals. Below you will find resources you can use at home to help teach this important skill to your child.
Resources for Young Children:
Your Child’s Self-Esteem
10 Ways to Nurture Your Childs Self-Concept
How to Create a Healthy Self Image in Your Child
7 Simple Activities to Boost Self-Esteem in Children
Simple Self-Esteem Activities for Kids
Self-Esteem: How to Feel Awesome About Being You
A Story about Confidence and Self-Love
Reflection In Me
Resources for Adolescents:
What is Self-Concept?
Fostering a Positive Self-Image
What is Self-Image, and How do we Improve it?
Teens, Body Image and Social Media
12 Activities to Start Building Self-Esteem Today
18 Self-Esteem Activities for Teens and Adults
Social Media and Teenage Self-Esteem
Dove Real Beauty Sketches