ASG 11 Well Being

Task F

During this task I will demonstrate that I understand how to work with children and young people to support, their safety and well being, within the setting. Where possible I will reflect on my own practices and link my answers to my own experiences.

Ways to support confidence and self-esteem:

• Use positive language

• Take an interest in what’s happening

• Listen to children, Respond as necessary.

• Use body and facial language to smile, reassure, encourage, gesture.

• Recognise efforts genuinely – if something surprises you, raise a question, ask about it, congratulate, and say how you feel.

• Support the work being done and work through problems together.

• Be available.

• Do not judge or pick fault.

• Plan new experiences and activities.

• Suggest and where appropriate offer alternative ideas.

• Value work by finding ways to use and display it.

Adults, other children, can damage confidence and self-esteem when negative input is received, this could be comments or not supporting the child. The child’s perception of what a finished product should look like, may not be an adults high expectation, or maybe something going wrong, breaking, not sticking together, falling off can unsettle the most confident child, Supporting these occasions to make sure feelings are protected / safeguarded involves only giving good encouraging comments. You can also support self-esteem and self-confidence by allowing the child to lead any new ideas, seeing if it works or not.

1. Explain why you feel it is important to support resilience in children and young people. Discuss how you achieve this at your setting. Consider activities or experiences you could introduce.

Resilience is important because it is the human capacity to face, overcome and be strengthened by or even transformed by the adversities of life.

Day in and day out, children face situations, which are...