“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  Self-worth is also related to self-esteem. You do not need to be loved by others to realize your 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 & build their self image? 

    1. The first step is to make them understand that they are valuable and precious and that their 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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