Development of self-esteem: how it affects the family

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Joe Dispenza

Development of self-esteem: how it affects the family

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Last update: 15 November 2021

The development of self-esteem is fueled (in part) by the family dynamics in which we grew up and were educated. It is a legacy that we carry with us and sometimes difficult to heal, especially if we have had parents who have never loved themselves and who have not been able to satisfy our needs, support us or console us from the bottom of their hearts.

There is no shortage of psychologists who say that to be successful in life it is necessary to have a well-filled store of self-esteem. Whether we like it or not, there are few “fuels” that give us so much determination, self-esteem and a sense of competence. However, and we know this well, we often live life and move around the world with very low levels of self-esteem, so tiny that it is almost impossible to operate the engine that makes us overcome ourselves.

Just as celebrated cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead explains, the family is the first social group in which the interactions that occur largely determine who we are. Our parents have the duty and the obligation to fill our warehouse with adequate nutrients, rich components where there is no lack of security, affection, consideration and that vital impulse capable of pushing us to walk in the world feeling precious and important. .

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