Brandi - posted on 12/08/2009 ( 19 moms have responded )
This is not something that I am shocked by, since I have heard that self-esteem issues can go hand-in-hand with ADHD and similar disabilities, but lately my little girl has made some comments that concern me and I really could use some advise. Lately, whenever we see a photo of her and I will say, "Wow, what a pretty kid!" She will argue that she is not pretty. And for a while I passed it off as her just being very argumentative with the ODD and stuff, but I am very concerned about her self-confidence. Also the other night we were at church and I overheard her talking to one of the little boys that she is pals with. She said, "Whoever likes me, raise your hand," and the little boy raised his hand. Right about the time I was thinking how cute that was, she said, "Ok, whoever doesn't like me, raise your hand." And SHE RAISED HER HAND.
How can a five year old not like herself? I am just at a loss as to what to do, I am not sure how to build up my little girl to restore her confidence, and I desperately want to avoid letting this get any worse ... Anyone going through this too?