Mom and Dad,
This view differs from self-esteem, and relates to how your child sees herself in the context
of the world. When referring to self-concept, the question “Who am I?” is important.
The foundation of self-concept occurs in infancy with the strong relationship of mother and
child. The formation of age appropriate self-concept is necessary in planting the seeds
for self-esteem development. Therefore, positive self-esteem is built upon accurate
and age appropriate self-concept. So everyone once in a while encourage your child to ask herself,
“Who am I?” It may be interesting to see what she says.