Poor self-esteem can manifest itself as a number of problems in children. It can contribute to anxiety, academic problems, depression, behavioral issues, and more. Building a foundation of self-esteem can help children gain the confidence to face their problems, and begin implementing skills.
Like many adults, children often discount their strengths, while focusing on negative experiences and weaknesses. The goal of the About Me worksheet is to help children identify their own positive traits and accomplishments.
We suggest that you or a parent works closely with children as they complete this self-esteem exercise. Children may have difficulty thinking of responses to some questions, and an adult can help to nudge them in the right direction. This worksheet also provides a good opportunity for parents to practice providing praise.