Parents need to make sure their child develops a positive self esteem just as they make sure their child eats properly and exercises.
New York, NY (PRWEB) August 22, 2007
Recently expanded website PresentsforChildren is quickly becoming the website of choice for many parents and guardians. Growing at a steady pace, it has several parenting articles including information and advice for parents of special needs children. Though originally targeting special needs children the website and advice is beneficial for the parent of any child. The authors of the articles offer a real life perspective of the many issues facing parents. It is a website written from the heart. One of the latest additions to their website addresses the issue of building a child's self esteem.
Though important for all children, PresentsforChildren feels that parents of special needs children need to take additional steps to ensure their child develops positive self esteem. Special needs children, including children with Neurofibromatosis, are faced with challenges that may have a negative impact on their self esteem. It is important for parents, teachers and other caregivers of special needs children to develop and bolster a child's self esteem. "A positive self esteem will enable any child to bravely face and overcome more of life's challenges."
Melanie Seery, of PresentsforChildren.com believes that "For any child self esteem is important. For a special needs child, self esteem is a vital tool in their struggle to overcome additional challenges and achieve all that they can." Self esteem is also important when facing serious acute or chronic health issues. "Self esteem is a part of a positive attitude and a positive attitude is also an important weapon when fighting serious health issues."
A child with special needs is faced with special challenges. Among other things, these challenges may include medical issues requiring frequent doctor or hospital visits, learning challenges or disabilities, or developmental, physical or behavioral challenges. Each of these challenges can impact a child's self esteem.
Melanie Seery believes that in order to bolster the self esteem of a special needs child or any child, a parent or caregiver needs to bring the focus to a child's abilities and strengths. "Parents need to make sure their child develops a positive self esteem just as they make sure their child eats properly and exercises."
Building a child's self esteem needs to be part of a parent's daily routine. Focus on a child's ability rather than the disability. Find a child's strengths, bring attention to it and build on it. "Don't make a child's challenge or disability become their sole identity. Find the beauty and power that is within every child."
PresentsforChildren is becoming a great resource for parents and guardians. It began as one parent's desire to reach out to other parents of children with special needs but is growing to be much more. It's mix of parenting advice, information and shopping makes it a great resource.
For additional information on any of these topics including building a child's self esteem, Neurofibromatosis or parenting special needs children, contact Melanie Seery or visit PresentsforChildren.com
PresentsforChildren.com was started by a parent of two children with Neurofibromatosis who desired to reach out to other parents of special needs children. They believe that every child is special.
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