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  • Writer's pictureMonica Marrow

Raising Confident Keiki on Maui: How to Teach Self-Love and Self-Esteem with the Support of Community.



As parents, guardians, and mentors, one of the most precious gifts we can give our children is the ability to love and accept themselves. In a world filled with comparisons, judgments, and unrealistic standards, fostering self-love in our young ones is more crucial than ever. Here are some ways we can guide our children on the path of self-acceptance and love:



  • Lead by Example: Children often mirror the attitudes and behaviors of the adults around them. Show them what self-love looks like by treating yourself kindly, speaking positively about yourself, and embracing your flaws.


  • Encourage Individuality: Celebrate the unique qualities that make your child special. Encourage their interests and passions, even if they're different from your own or what's considered "normal."

  • Promote Positive Self-Talk: Teach your children to speak kindly to themselves. Help them reframe negative thoughts into positive ones, and remind them that it's okay to make mistakes.

  • Provide Unconditional Love: Let your children know that your love for them is not based on their achievements, appearance, or any other external factor. This will help them feel secure and valued for who they are.


  • Teach Resilience: Life is full of challenges, and it's important for children to learn how to cope with setbacks. Teach them that failure is a part of growth and that it's okay to ask for help when needed.


  • Encourage Healthy Boundaries: Teach your children to respect themselves and others by setting and maintaining healthy boundaries. This will help them develop a sense of self-respect and protect their well-being.

  • Foster a Growth Mindset: Encourage your children to see challenges as opportunities for growth. Teach them that their abilities can be developed through dedication and effort.


  • Celebrate Diversity: Help your children appreciate the beauty in diversity, including their own unique traits. Teach them to respect and value differences in others.


By nurturing self-love in our children, we empower them to lead fulfilling lives and build a foundation of confidence that will support them through life's challenges.

We invite you to join our F.L.Y. (First Love Yourself) group, designed to empower young women to develop self-love, self-esteem, and confidence. Our upcoming workshop is a perfect opportunity for you to start your journey of self-discovery and embrace the beauty of loving yourself. For more information and to register, please visit our website at What Makes You Feel Beautiful. Together, let's cultivate a generation that thrives on self-love and acceptance.









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Elizabeth  Joy
Elizabeth Joy
Mar 23
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

Celebrating the spirit of (quality) childhood together —

(together as partners, advocates, educators, community helpers, friends and as a Maui ohana at large) …

is an absolute privilege. Mahalo for spreading the good word, WMYFB. Respectfully, Piaget School of Maui


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