Getting to Know Myself: The Many Ways in which your child Sees Herself as a Unique Person
Around three years old, a child really starts to understand that they are a unique individual, something referred to as self-concept. What does this mean for your young child? How does he see himself? At this age, most of what your child understands about himself is descriptive. he may tell you his name, age, gender, likes and dislikes, family role, and things of that nature. he may also tell you about his possessions, saying things like, "I have a red truck. I have a blue one, too. And a purple dinosaur!" As he moves through this stage, he will begin to consider his self-worth and self-esteem, that is, how he feels about his different characteristics.
Has your child achieved the following Self-Concept milestones yet? If yes, check off all of the skill(s) he has already mastered to date.