As children, we don’t think about what self-esteem or confidence is. As a child, it’s not something I ever questioned. I’m not sure as children we’re old enough, or mature enough to equate or understand our feelings emotionally, or what they all mean.
Looking back of course, it’s easy to see how a negative self-image and a lack of self-confidence forms part of our childhood, but for me they were the least of my worries. I was more angry and frustrated at having to work through my physical and emotional struggles alone, to concern myself over any self-esteem or confidence issues.
I am sure though, for me having the ability to think about my thoughts as a child, saved me from some very low moments around my emotional issues, any emotional issues would start to be corrected.