Article by Alex Rayner

How to stop kids comparing themselves to others

Point out their good points

Build self confidence around things they're good at

Model good behaviour

Don’t compare them to other children

Dr Elizabeth Kilbey is a child psychologist who has spent years working with children, both in the NHS and privately. She knows how money affects the way kids compare themselves with others “There can be a lot of status and stigma about your financial position, especially among your friends,” Elizabeth has told NatWest MoneySense.

Try a little gratitude and take a little pride

Show them problems with social media

Remember: everyone’s life looks better on social media. Children won’t just be comparing themselves to big-name influencers via these platforms, they’ll be comparing themselves to other kids in their class.