On Christmas Eve...
Can you resist the urge to buy your child a gift?
A gift is a symbol of love.
And when every child. Is being showered with love - in the form of gifts
There is no way you can make your child feel unloved by not giving a gift.
All of us will give gifts because we want our children to feel good about themselves.
But when we choose gifts it is important to ensure that we create a long term feel good in the form of self-esteem - instead of a short term feel good.
Choose gifts that raise self-esteem
Self-esteem rises by -
1. Overcoming a challenge like by solving a jigsaw puzzle
2. Learning a new skill like learning how to skate / waveboard
3. Caring like caring for a doll or a soft toy
Most children have suffered a huge drop in self-esteem because of staying home through the pandemic.
Choose a gift that will bring it back.
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