Self-confidence is one of the greatest gifts you can give your kids. So that is why we have put together these tips to help them become happy, confident children…
Don’t use a generic compliment like ‘good girl’ or ‘good boy’ for everything as your child may grow so accustomed to hearing it that they won’t recognise when you are very proud of them.
Let Them Fail
Making mistakes and failing are both great learning opportunities. Children need to fall down, so they learn to pick themselves back up again. Being able to pick themselves up, or solve a problem will do wonders for their confidence, so don’t be too eager to constantly run to their rescue.
Make A Choice
Letting your child make choices will give them confidence in their own judgement and also encourage independence. Be careful not to give them too much control though as they will still need to learn respect for authority figures.
Nurture Special Skills and Interests
There will be certain things that your child is especially good at. Nurture their love of these things and allow them to embrace them. Children who are passionate become proud of their accomplishments, which sets them up to strive for other things later in life.
Positivity and Helping Others
Teach your child to always see the glass half full as opposed to half empty. That will stop negativity from getting them down. Taking responsibility and helping others promotes selfless and hard-working behaviour. It will help prepare them for their adult life.