Moms Need Self-Esteem Too

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Self-esteem is something that a lot of people talk about in regards to raising kids.  You’ve probably heard people comment on how playing sports can help kids with low self-esteem or how joining Girl Scouts really helped someone’s daughter with her self-confidence issues.  The truth of the matter is, though, that many moms struggle with self-esteem and self-confidence after having babies.  If you’re struggling with your self-perception, realize that it’s never too late to take the steps to make yourself look and feel better.

The most important thing you can do if you’re feeling down about yourself is to figure out exactly what the problem is.  There must be something that you like about yourself, so what is it that you don’t like?  Maybe you’re nervous about your stretch marks, feel embarrassed about your c-section scar, or maybe you just can’t get over the weight you’ve gained since having kids.

Regardless of the issue, it’s important to figure out what it is so you can start working on ways to feel better.  Never let yourself think negatively about your body.  Instead, think “I made a baby with this body!  That’s incredible.”  You are an incredible mom.  No matter what the issue may be, positive thinking can go a long way in making you feel better.

Also make sure you take the time to do special things to make yourself feel more positive.  If you’re uncomfortable in a swimsuit, for example, shop for one that hides your problem areas.  If you don’t like your forehead, consider getting a haircut that accentuates different features.  You are a beautiful amazing mom who has made beautiful kids.  There’s nothing wrong with having a bad day, but it’s important to remember just how special you really are.

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