Soaring Self-Esteem Program

Building High Self-Esteem Program

How kids feel about themselves is one of the biggest influences on both their happiness and on what they create in their lives. Positive self-esteem isn’t something kids either have or don’t
have – feeling good about themselves, even when things aren’t going their way, is a skill that
they can develop. With this coaching package we will show them how.

The details of this 5-session package are below. It is aimed at helping kids understand what it means to develop powerful self-esteem:

Session 1

Children often don’t understand the concept of self-esteem or why it’s important.
During the first session, I share the story Yucky Me! Yahoo Me! to help children understand
what self-esteem is and that positive self-esteem is something we can choose to have when we know how!

Session 2

How kids feel about themselves is shaped by what they believe to be true about themselves – both on a conscious and subconscious level. Our program will teach your child how to uncover any negative beliefs they have about themselves and how to shift them to more supportive beliefs, they become equipped to handle the ups and downs of growing up without getting down on themselves. In this session, I share the story Who’s Flying Your Plane and help kids understand how their mind guides and shapes their world and what they can do to shape their mind so that it serves them well!

Session 3

During the third session, we talk about a self-esteem crusher – the danger of comparison.

Kids often live in the world of comparisons – seeing themselves as “better than” or
“less than” someone else. Judgment with a feeling of “less than” leads to self-criticism and self- doubt as kids see everyone else as “better than” they are. This destroys self-esteem as kids fail to see their own uniqueness, gifts, and talents.

I share the story The Sun, The Wind, and The Rain to help kids understand the danger of comparisons. We also have a fun activity to help kids discover and honour their uniqueness and the uniqueness of others.

Session 4

After children have identified their uniqueness, we work on solidifying a positive self-concept
by learning to develop positive self-talk. Positive self-talk helps children build “programs” in their mind for positive self-esteem by building strong neural pathways.

I share the story Choosing Your BFF (Best Friend Forever) to help kids understand how to use the power of positive self-talk and become their own BFF.

Session 5

When things don’t go their way, kids often get down on themselves and if they don’t learn to recognise this behaviour and learn skills to turn it around, they may grow into the adult who is stuck in this belief and constantly saying things like – ‘why don’t things ever work out for me’ or ‘why am I so hopeless’.

A powerful skill for children to learn is how to separate both events and their results from “who they are” as a person. As part of the wisdom program at Creative Leaders Kids we call this “power shifting” (often referred to as reframing).

I share the story Power Goggles and show your child how just by changing the way they look at things, the things they are looking at change.

Note – all the sessions include a fun activity, a worksheet to add to their workbooks and they create an entry for their daily journal that I encourage them to keep.

    Programs based on the WISDOM System for Coaching Kids TM