Planning to Retire Soon!
If you are planning to retire in the Philippines soon, I suggest you visit several excellent websites on pro's and cons of retiring in the Philippines. However if you want to retire in the provinces, where life is simple, standard of living cheaper, less traffic congestion and pollution, availability of fresh seafood and vegetables compared to the big cities, my island province is the place for you! If this is your first time in my site, welcome. Please do not forget to read the latest national and international news in the right side bar of this blog. Some of the photos and videos on this site, I do not own. However, I have no intention on the infringement of your copyrights. The photo above is the front yard of Chateau Du Mer-Our Retirement Home in Boac, Marinduque, Philippines
Monday, May 12, 2014
What to do if your Child has a Low Self-Esteem
The other day, I learned that my 11-year old grand daughter thinks she is ugly. In fact she is a beauty, not because I am her Lolo, but that is the reality ( see photo above). She is a Filipino-American MESTIZA with an Irish-Italian father. Because of her poor image of herself she lashes her anger and frustrations to her Mom. I started reading several articles on the subject. However, the one I found helpful was published on empoweringparents.com. It is a fairly long article, but the following are three things a parent should do to improve his/her child self esteem and poor image of himself or herself.
1.Teach your child how to identify the problem at hand.
2.Guide your child as they learn how to solve their problems.
3.Set limits on your child’s behavior, which ultimately shows her/him how to be more independent as they develop.
My own personal opinion is: Love your child and pay more attention to him or her. There is no better solution than to praise your child as often as you can without being a fake.
If your child think she is ugly, tell her she is pretty and beautiful and that you love her for who she is and not what she thinks she is.