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Block 2: Building and Enhancing Self-Esteem

Updated: Jan 25, 2021

Self Reflection from Building Block 1:

“What is the most valuable thing you have gained from Building Trusting Attachments?”

Key Message: Building and Enhancing Self-Esteem

Showing young children that they are loved, lovable and capable builds healthy self-esteem.

It is important:

- to have a sense that we are all unique, valuable and important

- to have unconditional love from self and others (no matter what you do or you don’t do, you are worthy of love)

- to believe that we grow through experiences in life

- to view ourselves as competent in cognitive, emotional, and physical ways.

Feeling good about themselves helps children get along with others and grow into strong adults.

Craft: You Are a Star! (click this link for the activity)

-- Create a ‘star’ for your child by writing down the positive qualities, strengths, and attributes of that child all around the star. If you have a photo, you can glue it to the center of the star or you can print your child’s name. Share with your child the star you made. Show or tell them all about the special things about them.


(Remember to click the title of the book for a book reading video!)

By C. McLoud

(credits to BucketFillers1 for the video)

By Todd Parr

(credits to No Small Matter for the video)

By Karen Beaumont

(credits to Books with Blue for the video)

Self-Care Tips:

1. Write down one strength that you are grateful for, everyday.

“I am a person who is really good at…”

“I am a person who knows how to…”

“I am a person that can…”

“I am unique because…”

“I am a person who is capable of…”

Through the Zentangle Method of drawing, you can

  • Relax

  • Focus

  • Expand your imagination

  • Trust your creativity

  • Increase your awareness

  • Respond confidently to the unexpected

  • Discover the fun and healing in creative expression

  • Enter a vibrant and supportive world-wide community

  • Feel gratitude and appreciation for this beautiful world and all that you can do

  • And perhaps most importantly . . . Have fun!

Here is a sample video on how to do zentangling. :)

Stay safe and fill some buckets!

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