Self-esteem is a major key to success in life. The development of a positive self-concept
or healthy self-esteem is extremely important to the happiness and success of children
and teenagers. Parents, more than anyone else can promote their child's self-esteem.
It isn't a particularly difficult thing to do. If fact, most parents do it without
even realizing that their words and actions have great impact on how their child
or teenager feels about himself.
Here are some suggestions to keep in mind. When you feel good about your child, mention
it to him. Parents are often quick to express negative feelings to children but somehow
don't get around to describing positive feelings. A child doesn't know when you
are feeling good about him and he needs to hear you tell him that you like having
him in the family.
The Internet is a great place for children to spend part of their time. As long as
their time online is balanced with other important activities - playing outside,
reading, creative activities, spending time with friends and family - the Internet
can be fun and beneficial.
This brief guide will provide suggestions for parents of elementary students on the
important steps you can take to ensure your children’s time spent online is safe
Online Risks Faced by Children
Spending too much time online.
Posting or sending personal contact information or material that could damage their
reputation or place them at risk.
Communicating with strangers in personal communication environments.