There is no question that self-esteem and self-acceptance are critical to an individual’s happiness. As a mother, I want my kids to strive to always deliver their very best but at the same time, I want them to be able to accept their limitations and feel good about themselves. According to Lorrie Shepard, self-acceptance is an individual’s satisfaction or happiness with oneself, and is thought to be necessary for good mental health. Self-acceptance involves self-understanding, a realistic, albeit subjective, awareness of one’s strengths and weaknesses.” Today’s post is sponsored by Breadcrumbz, a website that a resource for self acceptance activities for children.
The Breadcrumbz website was created by a military spouse and mother of two girls, Shannon Addison. She created the Breadcrumbz website for children of ages 6-12 to offer fun, free games, activities, and stories with an underlying theme of self acceptance activities for children. As she says, “I believe that true beauty exists in those things that differentiate us from everyone else. Through the process of developing self-acceptance, we gain empowerment… using the strengths that make each of us unique.”
While children play and explore the Breadcrumbz site they can learn more about the crumb characters and come to understand what challenges each crumb faces, and how they work to overcome them. For example, the Whitney Crumb had an allergic reaction to something she ate at a birthday party which is something that kids need to be aware of to help build a greater level of understanding as well as acceptance.