Everyone's a Winner: Building Self Esteem

Katherine Phelps

When we are born we are immediately kissed, cuddled, cherished, and loved. We are perfect just as we are, and feel it from our parents' care. This is the important spark of self esteem that we all have to begin with. As we grow up we begin to think, feel, and relate with other people in more sophisticated ways. Part of this process is learning how to like ourselves, so that we have the confidence to grow inside even more. Some ways of liking ourselves help us better than others.

Ah, the baby is so cute...Gee, I'm so cute