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Self-esteem in children

Learn ways to help build your child's self-esteem so they grow into happy, confident and well-adjusted teenagers.

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Building positive body image in kids

It's important to teach kids to feel good about their bodies. If they have a positive body image, they'll have greater self-esteem and are more likely to have a healthy outlook on life. Learn more here.

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Self esteem - Better Health Channel

Low self-esteem can be remedied but it takes attention and daily practice.

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Self-esteem & confidence for children | Raising Children Network

Self-esteem is feeling good about yourself. It helps children try new things, take healthy risks and learn. Read about fostering self-esteem in your child.

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Building self-esteem in babies & children | Raising Children Network

At different ages, children need different support for healthy self-esteem. This is because their sense of themselves changes as they develop. Get tips.

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Mental health

Good mental health is a sense of wellbeing, confidence and self-esteem. It enables us to fully enjoy and appreciate other people, day-to-day life and our environment

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Children, friends and friendships: FAQs | Raising Children Network

Friends are good for children’s self-esteem, wellbeing and social skills. Here are answers to 10 frequently asked questions about children’s friendships.

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Nocturnal enuresis: Stephen recalls his bed wetting days | myVMC

Bed wetting, or nocturnal enuresis, is a very common disease amongst children, with almost 20% of 512 year olds experiencing symptoms. Bullying, impaired social life and low self-esteem are all extra stresses that may stem from wetting the bed. But its not all bad. Bed wetting is very treatable and there is help at hand.

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Impact of Bed Wetting | myVMC

Bedwetting orenuresisis defined as intermittent episodes of wetting the bed while asleep in children over 5 years of age.

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How to boost kids confidence and cope with disappointment - TripleP Positive Parenting Australia

Are you overprotecting your child from life's battles? Get the TripleP Positive Parenting Program's tips to help kids deal with emotions & disappointment.

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