How to Boost Your Child's Self-Esteem
through Portraits on your walls.
“Displaying photos prominently in the home sends the message that our family and those in it are important to one another, and we honor the memories we have experienced," says Cathy Lander-Goldberg, a licensed clinical social worker and a professional photographer in St. Louis, Missouri and the director of Photo Explorations, which offers workshops to girls and women using portrait and journaling for self-reflection.
David Krauss, a licensed psychologist from Cleveland, Ohio says, “I think it is really important to show a family as a family unit. It is so helpful for children to see themselves as a valued and important part of that family unit. A photographer’s job is to create and make the image look like a safe holding space for kids where they are safe and protected. Kids get it on a really simple level.”
Additionally, Krauss recommends having photographs of your child with the family placed in the child’s bedroom; these wall portraits are among the last things she or he sees before sleep and the first thing they may see before beginning their day.
“It says we love you and care about you. You’re important.”