As we work to understand ourselves and our children, we should strive to make choices that help us achieve long term success and self-fulfillment. When we have positive self-esteem, we can better understand:
- The reality of our personal abilities and limitations.
- The importance of understanding that we do not live within a vacuum and must interact rather than react to others.
- The knowledge of when we are being influenced emotionally by past events which may cloud our judgment in a new situation.
- The reality that ultimately we only have control of ourselves and no one else, not even our children.
Ultimately, when you have positive self-esteem, you understand the reality of your choice making and are able to maintain an attitude that with careful consideration will allow you to supplement and compliment your efforts and overcome challenges.