Hazel Scullion 3/11/14
In this essay I am going to discuss 'the contribution that parents/guardians make to the development of self-esteem during childhood.'
I will firstly explain what self-esteem is and the difference between low and high self-esteem. I will then go through the different types of parenting styles explaining what they are and how they affect the Childs self-esteem. I will also talk about conditioning, the different types and how they work. I will talk about Stanley coopersmiths experiment on self-esteem in middleclass boys and I will go through Erickson's theory on the eight stages in psychosocial development and how it is relevant to the development of self-esteem, and before I conclude my essay I will discuss how a social worker an contribute to someone's self-esteem.
Our self-esteem is confidence in one's own worth or abilities and self-respect. Self-esteem is how we value ourselves; it is how we perceive our value to the world and how valuable we think we are to others.
Self-esteem affects our trust in others, our relationships, our work, nearly every part of our lives. Positive self-esteem gives us the strength and flexibility to take charge of our lives and grow from our mistakes without the fear of rejection.
some of the signs of positive self-esteem are confidence, self direction, non-blaming behaviour, awareness of personal strengths, ability to make mistakes and learn from them, ability to accept mistakes from others, Optimism, ability to solve problems, , ability to trust others, A good sense of personal limitations, Good self-care, and The ability to say no
Low self-esteem is a debilitating condition that keeps individuals from realizing their full potential. A person with low self-esteem feels so poorly about him or herself, these feelings may actually cause the person's continued low self-esteem.
Here are some signs of...