Is there a connection between speech and self esteem?
For kids, there’s nothing quite like friendship. And since communication is so much a part of friendship, it’s important that our children learn to clearly express themselves to others. In fact, our children’s ability to communicate with their peers can have a big impact on how they feel about themselves and how they get along with others, says speech and language pathologist Donna Seedorth-Harmouth.”Communication is central to interpersonal relationships and it’s other people’s judgment of us that we build our own self-esteem on. For a youth, how other people see them, their family and peers, is so critical to them. Without the communication ability to enrich all of those relationships, it can have a dramatic impact on them.”
The Parent Report’s guest expert is speech and language pathologist Donna Seedorth-Harmouth. Adapted from The Parent Report Radio Show. Any advice or information contained herein should never be a substitute for professional and/or medical advice, diagnosis and treatment. For more information please review Terms of Service.