Young children tend to have relatively high self-esteem, but as they get older this may change. So, often low self-esteem begins to appear during pre-adolescence, when the comparison with others becomes more intense.
What is the reason for the low self-esteem of the child;
Somewhere in between 6 and 11 years, children begin to actively compare themselves with their peers. When some kids realize that on some level (e.g. in school performance) they are not doing as well as other classmates or friends, can be frustrating.
Sense of inferiority
Through comparison, τα παιδιά μπορεί να αναπτύξουν sense of inferiority. If the child's poor performance occurs in an area he does not appreciate (e.g. in sport) his self-esteem is unlikely to be affected. If, however, does not succeed in an area that it considers important, like school, risks developing low self-esteem.
Increased pressure for good performance
The pressure for good performance tends to increase as the child gets older, culminating in the third Lyceum. When children are young, parents and teachers tend to praise every effort, big or small, successful or not so successful.
As adolescence approaches, adults start expecting more from children. The effort is still important, but performance is beginning to matter, something that puts pressure on the child who has difficulty doing well.
As the expectations of parents and teachers increase, the child begins to perceive the frustration of those around him. Whether a child's self-esteem is affected depends on which adult judges his or her efforts.
If the rejection comes from someone the child does not particularly appreciate, most likely his self-esteem will not be shaken. However, if his parent or favorite coach considers his efforts to have failed, the child may develop low self-esteem.
What can you do
As parents, you should avoid comparing your child with other children. Every child is unique and succeeds in every different. The best thing to do is to encourage the child to start doing something that he really enjoys and in which he feels capable..