Social Skills will Help you Develop your Self-Esteem in School

John Neyman Jr
Dr. John is a counselor and therapist to ADHD children and their parents

Low self-esteem is oftentimes the result of being unable to communicate with others.

It is the result of being aloof and being too worried of what impression others would give you. Learning and practicing the social skills in school is one way of developing your self-esteem. You will have the chance to meet many children of your age and you will be able to learn many things from your teachers. When you are open to communicate with different types of people, you become assertive and confident about yourself.

Here are the ways of how you develop your self-esteem.


Think of the situations which give you trouble. Find time to identify and list down all the situations that makes you uncomfortable or worried when you are in school. Then, decide what you want to become and what things you want to do in order to overcome those negative feelings. Through this, you will be able to have a direction on what you are going to do in order to be better in that area of your life. You will have a clearer understanding of your behavior and feelings.



Do not fear for failure. Do not be afraid to make friends and be happy with your classmates and schoolmates. Do not worry of what they would think about you. Instead, you should feel good about yourself and be confident enough to share your ideas, thoughts and feelings. Do not hesitate to initiate a conversation and always be open to meet new friends in school. Always have a positive outlook and always be open to changes.




Do not allow shyness to hinder you from being a social person. One way of overcoming your shyness is exposing yourself to many types of people. Being shy is sometimes difficult but you must make the first step to overcome it. When you find an opportunity to communicate with others, then you must grab it. It takes constant practice to develop a habit.



So, it is important that even in your childhood, you practice your social skills.

Be assertive at all times. Avoid making assumptions and judgments about other children in your school before knowing them. You should be open to individual differences. Do not limit or hinder yourself from knowing other people. Avoid being a perfectionist when making friends because you might end up being frustrated and unhappy. When you are assertive, then you become a confident communicator. You will be able to express your thoughts and feelings in a confident and healthy manner. You become a good communicator and at the same time a good listener.

Start practicing these social skills to develop your self esteem in school.

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