November 2016 Newsletter from The Positive Parenting Project
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Building children's self-esteem

November 2016

This month's newsletter is all about how parents can help to build children's self-esteem. There are tips for tackling negative thinking and promoting a positive body image, a discussion on how to build a relationship with children so that they feel loved and valued, and where to find help if you are worried about your child. All this and more from The Positive Parenting Project.

Building children's self-esteem 
What is self-esteem, where does it come from? Self-esteem comes from children feeling accepted, competent and effective. Building children's self-esteem is about creating the right conditions for children to feel good about themselves and helping them interpret their experiences positively. Read more...
Tackling negative thinking
Negative thinking can lead children to a sense of helplessness and to withdrawal from activities - "it doesn't matter what I do, it won't work, there's no point trying." But this pessimistic habit of mind can be challenged - here's how to do it. Read more...
Promoting a positive body image
Body image anxieties don't only affect women and girls - teenage boys are under increasing pressure to conform to body shape ideals too. Our children are growing up in an image-saturated society in which the badges of success are attached to people who conform most closely to idealised versions of physical beauty. So what can parents do to help our children to develop a positive body image? Read more...
Building a good relationship with your child
If envisage our job as parents in terms of building a good relationship with our children then that opens the door to a family dynamic that makes it more likely our children will feel loved, wanted and valued unconditionally for who they are. Read more...
Anxious children: where to find help
If you are worried that your child's anxieties are impacting negatively on their life, here's how to go about seeking support. Read more...
Parenting support for working parents
The Positive Parenting Project offers parenting seminars in the workplace to support working parents on all issues relating to children and parenting. Or, if you want to learn more about positive parenting in your own time then check out our online parenting course, individual coaching and parenting self-help workbooks. Because children don't come with a manual!
Catch up on these previous editions of The Positive Parenting Project newsletter:
  • Making the most of school (October 2016): tips for ensuring pre-schoolers are 'school ready', avoiding school stress and getting teens/tweens self-organising
  • Promoting Independence (September 2016): stress-free morning routines, untidy teenagers, leaving children home alone and coping with separation anxiety.
  • Summer reading list (July 2016): inspire your children with a love of books and catch up on some essential parenting reading
  • Managing emotions (May 2016): helping children recognise and express their emotions and tackling negative thinking
  • Positive parenting for every eventuality (April 2016): a round up of essential positive parenting strategies for tots, tiddlers, tweens and teens
  • Positive co-parenting (February 2016): tips for working as a team with your co-parent, whether you are together or apart
  • Balancing work and family (November 2015): practical parenting solutions to improve your work-life balance and make the most of time with your children
  • Children's brains (July 2015) - what every parent needs to know about children's brains to decode their behaviour and support learning
The Positive Parenting Project is a social enterprise that promotes positive long term outcomes for children by supporting parents/carers to use effective parenting strategies and create a family environment that meets everyone's needs.

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