After the babies are born, they are not aware of their existence. It is only by positive attention, loving care and acceptance; that they gradually feel conscious of their presence. They feel safe, loved and accepted, and this is the time when self-esteem is introduced into the life of the babies. Gradually, it starts growing with the children in a loving and caring environment.
The role of parents at this stage is essential. As the babies become toddlers and then young children, they learn to do some activities of their own. They start feeling good about themselves when they learn new skills like crawling, sitting, catching hold of things, moving, standing up, running etc.
Whenever they learn new activities, it gives them a chance for their self-esteem to grow.