There is no question that self-esteem and self-acceptance are critical to an individual’s happiness. As a mother, I want my kids to strive to always deliver their very best but at the same time, I want them to be able to accept their limitations and feel good about themselves. According to Lorrie Shepard, self-acceptance is an individual’s satisfaction or happiness with oneself, and is thought to be necessary for good mental health. Self-acceptance involves self-understanding and, a realistic, albeit subjective, awareness of one’s strengths and weaknesses.” Today’s post is sponsored by Breadcrumbz, a website that is a resource for self acceptance activities for children.
Self Acceptance Activities For Kids
1. Discover Strengths
Children should be exposed to a variety of new things and creative activities so they can discover their strengths and interests. Encourage their new found passions. Try to take advantage of community programs and events that might expose them to new things. Notice what they like. Bring them to the library to research their new interests. Help them to understand not everyone has the same strengths and that is ok.
2. Embrace Differences
Have them gather all their stuffed animals and ask them which is their favorite. Ask if they want to give away the rest of the stuffed animals since they are not the favorite? Of course, not. Each one is special and loved for a different reason. It is ok and in fact good that they are all different. Diversity is one of the things that keeps like interesting and fun.
3. Open Communication
Make sure you are taking the time to have conversations with your child about what they want to talk about. Even if you don’t care one whit about Pokemon or stamp collecting, remember that if they do, they will want to share it with you. Allowing them to talk and be listened to about things that are important to them will help them know they are valuable and that you respect them.
4. Try Breadcrubz online self acceptance activities.
Breadcrumbz Online Self Acceptance Activities
The Breadcrumbz website was created by a military spouse and mother of two girls, Shannon Addison. She created the Breadcrumbz website for children of ages 6-12 to offer fun, free games, activities, and stories with an underlying theme of self acceptance activities for children. As she says, “I believe that true beauty exists in those things that differentiate us from everyone else. Through the process of developing self-acceptance, we gain empowerment… using the strengths that make each of us unique.”
While children play and explore the Breadcrumbz site they can learn more about the crumb characters and come to understand what challenges each crumb faces, and how they work to overcome them. For example, the Whitney Crumb had an allergic reaction to something she ate at a birthday party which is something that kids need to be aware of to help build a greater level of understanding as well as acceptance.
Each Breadcrumbz character has rooms filled with things to click on to get stories, games, and educational “fun” facts and self acceptance activities for children. The goal is for kids to connect with the characters so that they will want to follow them on their trail. As they come to recognize each character’s flaw through the stories and activities, they identify with different characters and learn self acceptance. The Breadcrumbz characters demonstrate through their journeys that it is perfectly acceptable to be who you are flaws and all.
Beyond all the free self acceptance activities for children that Breadcrumbz offers, they also offer some fun self acceptance products: t-shirts, bracelet, charms, and self acceptance activity book. I also have a special reader Breadcrumbz coupon code to share with you so that you can get 15% off of your purchase- “FFB15”.
Visit mycrumbyworld.com for self acceptance activities for children. Which Breadcrumbz characters do your kids like the best?