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As a parent, it’s natural to want to support and encourage your child or teen as they navigate their way through life. Building self-esteem, and a healthy sense of self, key in developing a confident and secure child. One of the best ways to do this is to expose your child or teen to experiences, such as art, drama, and music, that can help them express themselves and build their self-esteem.

One way to encourage self-expression is through art. This could include creating a painting, sculpture, or even learning how to draw. All of these activities can help your child develop their self-esteem. The confidence that comes from creating something that they can be proud of can help them feel more capable.

Drama can also be beneficial for building a strong self-esteem. Participating in theater or school plays can help children develop self-confidence. Through learning lines and being part of a play, children learn how to trust themselves to take risks and become more vocal.

A great way to open your child up to new experiences is to take them to a zoo or botanical garden. Being able to observe and learn about different cultures and animals can help them grow their understanding of the world around them. This can then lead to increased self-esteem as they recognize that their experiences are valuable and unique.

Oral presentations are another great way to build self-esteem in children and teens. Being able to speak in front of an audience gives them courage and confidence as they practice expressing themselves. Speech-giving activities can also become a part of gift-giving occasions such as the holidays or birthdays.

Lastly, music is a great outlet for expressing oneself and building self-esteem. Listening to a variety of genres can open up different points of view for your child. And singing or writing lyrics can be another way to express the emotions they may be feeling without necessarily having to talk about them.

By exposing your child or teen to various experiences, such as art, drama, zoos, oral presentations, and different music genres, you can help build their self-esteem. These experiences will help them develop confidence in who they are and in what they are capable of doing.