Self-esteem is defined as the beliefs you have about yourself. It’s your self-worth. Different factors can influence how a child or teenager perceives themselves, such as their life experiences, social media, and their relationships with family and friends.
Kids and teens sometimes feel a lack of confidence, which is normal. However, self-esteem issues can interfere with their lives in many ways. It leads to increased negativity regarding their capabilities, poor body image, and giving up easily.
How Can Our Self-Esteem Worksheets Help
Our self-esteem worksheets help young people realize their personal worth and value. It promotes self-acceptance while also motivating them to reach their goals. It’s a good idea for parents to focus their attention on a child’s strengths to help them break out of a negative thought spiral.
How to Use Our Self-Esteem Worksheets
Our self-esteem worksheets and handouts can benefit individuals in the following ways:
- Many of our self-esteem worksheets are fillable PDF files. This means they can be clicked and typed into directly on a device. This is convenient for distance learning and telehealth services.
- Our self-esteem worksheets can be used to highlight, or illustrate a specific mental health topic in the therapy room or classroom as part of a therapeutic lesson.
- They provide visual and written engagement to support different modalities of learning, which can enhance traditional talk or play therapy.
- They can be provided as homework to encourage individuals to be thoughtful about the lessons taught in the therapy room, practice the skills taught in the therapy room without the therapist’s support, use the handouts as engaging visual aids to post at home, and reference when they need a reminder to support their mental health, and review with parents, which allows parents and other caregivers an opportunity to support their children in using the skills they are learning.
- When individuals return to the therapy room, the worksheets can be referenced multiple times throughout treatment to support long-term learning.