Want to learn more about helping your child with low self-esteem? Read on as we explain what low self-esteem is and what symptoms to look out for. We also discuss how low self-esteem is diagnosed and the best treatments to overcome it.
Low self-esteem is when a young person lacks confidence in their abilities. They may have a negative view of themselves. They might believe that they are bad at things, dislike their physical appearance and constantly feel they are “not good enough”. Children with low self-esteem may have always had difficulties with self-worth. Or perhaps a new challenge or change in their life has brought on a shift in how they view themselves.
Tightness in the chest
Or they may refuse to go to school or drop out of other activities they used to enjoy. Some young people with low self-esteem may present with a low mood. They may feel hopeless and downhearted and might be quite tearful for no obvious reason.
Relationships at home
Friendships at school
Hobbies and interests
If you think your child is experiencing low self-esteem, it’s important to seek help. The first step is seeing a mental health professional for a diagnosis. A child psychologist can help to assess your child and reach a diagnosis.
A interview with your child
An interview with you as a parent
Standardised assessment tools
Observing your child’s behaviour
There is a substantial body of research and evidence that supports cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) as the first line of treatment for low self-esteem. As such, our treatment plans focus on CBT as the main method of treatment.
The causes of low self-esteem problems
What keeps them going
Strategies to overcome the difficult feelings
This means helping the young person and their family to see that the problem isn’t just located in them. But rather, it’s a shared difficulty that we’re all working on together.
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If your child has low self-esteem symptoms, we can help. Contact us today to discuss your child’s needs and arrange a consultation. We’d be happy to discuss the therapies that might help your child the most.
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