In this day and age it can be more difficult for children to value and accept themselves. Social media is making it harder for young people to fully embrace who they are, it is highlighting a blemish-free, filtered, edited ‘ideal’. Therefore, more than ever it is important that we empower young people with the knowledge that we are all different and the things that make us unique ought to be embraced and cherished.
If this is a particular issue for your child, Childline have a very useful video ‘Nobody is Normal’ on their website regarding how we are all different, this may be helpful for children and young people who are struggling with their self esteem and identity
I am a child psychotherapist (UKCP Registered); a counsellor; arts and play therapist, covering Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire. You can contact me here.