SELF-CONFIDENCE OR SELF-ESTEEM
People often confuse the terms self-confidence and self-esteem, while they are related, they are still different.
Self-esteem is a comprehensive assessment of one’s own self worth and value, self-confidence references belief in one’s abilities.
Positive self-esteem will generally contributes to positive self-confidence.
The difference between self-esteem and self-confidence lies in feeling and action. Self-esteem is more of a feeling, while self-confidence involves more than that, it involves action.
Neuro-divergent children often feel out of step with others.
This has a big impact on their self-esteem.
How can we improve our self-esteem?
Strengthen your skills
Surround yourself with caring and positive people
Showcase your natural talents
Step out of your comfort zone
Learn how to say no
Don’t let failures get the better of you
Don’t compare yourself to others
Don’t try to be a perfectionist
Improve your self-confidence
Useful techniques includes:
Self-hypnosis, mental imaging, meditation or cardiac coherence
Further information can be found on our resources pages.
Look for tools that can be useful in the classroom such as the listening horn, liquid hourglass, reading rulers and many others.
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