In this episode, we focus on self-esteem strategies to bring into your home. These are easy steps to work daily with your child. I run through my activity the SWOT 2.0. and how to use it. I talk about strength base family habits. How to use more positive words and “I AM” statements. I review how to share strength base statements and how to open up your imagination to fulfilling our dreams.
For the SWOT 2.0 activity, do this with your child and spend the time sharing and learning about each other. It is a great connection activity.
The SWOT 2.0 Worksheet
S is for Strengths: identify 15 strengths that make you unique, special, and list all the things that you are good at.
W is for Weaknesses: Identify 2 weaknesses and for each weakness identify what resources can help you overcome what is holding you back. Think about it as what you can do so the weaknesses don’t hold you back. Can you delegate, eliminate, or outsource.
O is for Opportunities: Identify all the opportunities in front of you. Dream big, like you never have before.
T is for Threats: Identify all the threats that are holding you back, then find strategies to prevent or help protect yourself or proactively address any threats that pop up.
Once you complete the activity, come up with strategies to keep the strength talk going and alive in your home. You want to build upon the activity, and talk about how you can support and help your child build upon their strengths.
Another strategy to build Self-Esteem is using “I am” Statements. Using the SWOT 2.0 turn the strengths into "I AM" statements. So if your child is brilliant, then the statement is "I am smart or I am brilliant". Find statements that resonate for your child. Do this also for yourself. Find out what are your I AM statements.
Finally help your child explore what support system they need in place to grow and build their self-esteem. Who is in their corner? Who can they turn to when they need it? Who can they have those talks that might not be you? Who is toxic and negative in their lives and should be eliminated? Identify your kids team players, cheerleaders, and mentors. Then come up with an exit strategy to get rid of the toxic people in their lives.
These simple strategies can really make a difference in your home.