Self-Esteem & Confidence

What is self-esteem?

In this first video we look at what self-esteem is and why those with dyslexia might be at risk for a lower self-esteem. Some tips for building self-awareness and starting a discussion around self-esteem are included at the end.

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Building a lasting self-esteem

This video explores self-esteem as a fluid concept that can exist in both negative and positive cycles. We explore how to encourage a positive self-esteem cycle and some ideas for disrupting a negative cycle. This is important when we want to ensure our child’s positive self-esteem is stable and enduring.

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Self-esteem and confidence are closely related concepts and this video explores what confidence is in more detail. We then talk about the best way to build confidence. This topic could be an hour long and we still wouldn’t get through it all so if it is something you are interested in, please do check out some of the additional resources below the video.

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Podcast by Janet Lansbury, Unruffled titled “boosting your child’s self-confidence” –