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Children's Self-Esteem

Your Child’s Self-Esteem

A child’s emotional well-being is a critical part of her or his development into well-rounded adults. We are often reminded about the importance of disciplining our children, but affirming what our kids do well is just as – if not more – important.

As adults, we know how important affirmation from others is to our own sense of self. For children, who are still developing a sense of their importance and how they fit in, it’s critical.

Here are some ways you can help your children develop a healthy self-esteem:

  • Celebrate milestones
  • Say “I love you”
  • Use sincere and appropriate praise
  • Let them contribute
  • Parents have the most impact
  • Nurturing environment
  • Listen to your child
  • Handling disappointment
  • Seek professional help

Read more about your child’s self esteem.

LCCS Mission Statement

Our mission is to lead the community in the protection of children at risk of abuse and neglect. This is accomplished by working with families, service providers and community members to assess risk and coordinate community-based services resulting in safe, stable, and permanent families for children.

Lucas County Children Services

705 Adams St., Toledo, OH 43604

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Phone: (419) 213-3200  •  Fax: (419) 327-3291

Office Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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