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Decscribe how communication can be used to promote self esteem

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P3-Decscribe how communication can be used to promote self esteem Children of all ages require self esteem to feel good about themselves. However self esteem is also crucial to a child's happiness. Only when they are comfortable with themselves and believe that their abilities have worth will children truly feel fulfilled. Unfortunately, self esteem can often be in short supply throughout childhood and the teenage years. At some time, nearly every child or teen will suffer from low self esteem. While this is normally a transitory experience, low self esteem can also be a plague that feels like it will never go away. Promoting self esteem among children and teens is thus of the utmost importance to ensure that they will feel talented, happy and loved Verbal praising is where children are told how well or good they have done in whatever they many are doing so therefore this encourages the children to carry this further on. ...read more.

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Self-esteem can also be shattered through verbal communication if a certain child is always spoken to in a negative manner so therefore this will result in the child becoming withdrawn and not as confident as other children who do not receive negative communication. Whilst I was on work experience it seemed to me that all children were given verbal praise on a regular basis. This came about me as when I noticed what everyone was doing I noticed that if a child had built something or drawn a picture the first thing they would usually do was run to the practitioner to show them and verbal praise was given to them which encouraged the child to build/draw something more extravagant. ...read more.

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If a practitioners actions are expressed with love and kindness this will be noticed by the child and will motivate them to carry on behaving in an excellent manner or producing work to the best of their ability. Whilst I was on work experience non verbal praise was always known to the children in the nursery so therefore it also seems to me that this was given to children on a daily basis. Non verbal praise was given to all children whether they had done well or not so therefore this encouraged them to do well in further tasks. No children were excluded from non verbal praise as this therefore would upset the children not given praise, so all practitioners were supportive all children in every manner. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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