Look around and you'll see that low self-esteem is becoming an epidemic! Raising your child's self-esteem takes time, but here's 5 quick ways to help them become more socially and academically involved.

1. Write down 10 positive words. Have your child recite each one back to you, then have them think of ways that each word represents them.

2. Help your child write out 3 goals that they would like to accomplish this school year.

3. Create an art project with them using an 8X10 picture frame, inside have them cut out pictures of family, friends, pets, and anything that makes them happy. Make that be the first thing they see when they wake up in the morning. That will put a smile on their face.

4. Place yourself in their shoes. You'll find communicating with them becomes much more active.

5. Ask your child questions such as: How was your day? Did you learn anything new in school today? Who did you sit with during lunch?

These are five wonderful ways to help build your child's self-esteem, positive thinking and confidence. Anytime a child accomplishes a goal, their self-esteem soars!

Michelle Rossi Author/CEO All About Me Program for Today's Youth.

Author's Bio: 

Michelle Rossi, (White) is a graduate from Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan. She has earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education and a Michigan Teaching Certificate. She is the founder/CEO of the All About Me Program that is being utilized throughout many communities. The program is geared to teach today's youth how to build self-esteem, positive thinking, understand the creative mind, communicate better, learn about personality, friendships and how to set goals. Michelle's workbook All About Me, is the instructional tool used in the program which has been reviewed by Mort Crim and other news media. Michelle's workbook and program is by far helping today's youth grow socially and academically stronger.

Michelle has been published in Chicken Soup for the Kid's Soul 2. Her story is called, "Start With The Truth." She has also been published in Chicken Soup for the Child's Soul. Her story is called, "Who's to Blame?" Chicken Soup for the American Idol Soul has published her story, "The Youngest Idol Fan."