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“The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.”
Michel de Montaigne,

The Concept:

Self-worth or self-value is a measure of how you value yourself. People with high self-worth feel that they are worthy of other people’s respect while those with lower self-value often blame themselves for every situation and have hardly any esteem for their own self. Self-worth is also related to self-esteem. Self-worth has been found to a result of your abilities, your efforts, and your performance.

You do not need to be loved by others to realize your self-worth. Rather you need to love yourself so that others love, value and respect you. 

The Story:

In the movie, Fantastic Mr. Fox, the central character of Mr. Fox wishes to be any other animal but a fox but eventually he accepts his identity and finds the strength to fight the mean villains.

The Fantastic Mr Fox
  • Accept who you are and increase your self-worth like Mr. Fox.

In the movie The Karate Kid, the storyline reveals how a child who is unsure and in self-doubt received coaching from a Karate master on not only fighting but also important life lessons that teach him to value himself. 

The Karate Kid
  • Daniel learns to be resilient and achieve personal balance and improves his self-worth. 

How to help your kids know & honor their self worth? 

    1. The first step is to make them understand that self-worth has nothing to do with their academic success, their looks, their status in society, their professional success, popularity among friends or money.
    2. Being genuine and logical in appreciating kids for their right actions.
    3. Make them do age appropitae chores and make them self dependent.
    4. Never compare your kids with anyone.

 

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6 comments

Noor Anand Chawla April 26, 2019 at 2:01 pm

Instilling self-worth is an essential value. Nice post yet again!

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Vartika Gakhar April 26, 2019 at 2:11 pm

Very motivating post.

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Sonia Chatterjee April 26, 2019 at 2:23 pm

Very important post. Self worth leads to confidence and self love. Very essential to instill this in the kids early on

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Vidhya Thakkar April 26, 2019 at 4:07 pm

Another wonderful post! Loved it

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Priyanka Nair April 26, 2019 at 5:14 pm

Very important and essential post 🙂

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Monika April 27, 2019 at 9:20 am

Self love is the best. Good post.

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