A recent study revealed that the self esteem of a child develops before he or she reaches the age of five. This study claims that even kindergarten children do have a sense of self-esteem which can be measured.
Researchers used a unique test in order to arrive at this conclusion. Nearly 200 kids were examined as a part of this research. Till now, scientists were in the opinion that preschoolers are too young to own a sense of self-esteem.
Researchers were not able to detect self-esteem in kids may be because there were no sensitive measurement tools. But the latest tools or tests helped researchers find how positively kids tend to feel about themselves.
Researchers made children identify objects and label them under two categories namely, me and not me. As kids could successfully identify them, researchers could understand that kids do have self-esteem.
The results showed no difference between girls and boys. In fact, self-esteem in children plays a very important role in how they form social identities as they grow up.
In fact, parents can now take more care about making the children develop a healthy sense of identity. We all know that genetics and childhood conditions do play a very important role in shaping the minds of any person.
As kids develop sense of self-esteem at such a young age, positive parenting may help in developing healthy mindsets in kids.