I am


We would all like our children to have healthy, positive self-esteem – a sense of self-worth. A child with high self-esteem feels confident about who they are and the potential they have. They are more open to learning new things, which help them grow, and better cope with the challenges and obstacles they face. Not surprisingly, they are more likely to succeed in school, and afterwards, by achieving the goals they set themselves.

Primary-school age is an excellent time to start building robust self-esteem, because children’s minds are generally much more flexible and open than an adult’s. So why not start planting the seeds of healthy self-esteem in your child now?

This “I’m Awesome Because…” exercise aims to help your child to recognise their unique strengths, positive characteristics and accomplishments. By completing it, your child is building the foundations of an authentic self-esteem, one which they will carry with them for the rest of their lives.

What you need

  • A pen or pencil 
  • A print of the fun sheet below

Fun Sheet

Click the image to Print


  • After this exercise, ask your child what positive traits they found and how they felt about discovering them. Use this fun sheet as a conversation piece.
  •  Although “I’m Awesome Because…” is designed for children, it can be used by adults. We encourage you to do this exercise sitting beside your child – remind yourselves of your own awesomeness!

What did you and your child feel after this exercise?


Share your photos, comments or feedback with us on our Facebook page!