Parents’ Guide to Making Kids Confident
- Mar 22, 2017
One of the most important things that parents must teach their child is to be confident. Being confident gives you the ability to be able to proficiently master one’s behavior and be able to face all the challenges which will lead the way to success. Teaching children to be confident will make them brave enough to take more risks in life and succeed in achieving their goals. Parents can develop a child’s confidence by teaching them have faith in their own capabilities. Parents must also teach the child that it is okay to lose sometimes.
It is very important to understand that parents are the best teacher for their child. Parents must remember that it is from them that a child gains their self-worth. Below are a few effective ways that will help in making your child confident, happy and successful.
Allow Your Child Make Their Own Choices and Decisions
When children get the chance to make their own decisions and choices, they tend to feel that they are in a powerful position. This in turn makes them feel more confident. They should be able to have control over themselves and take responsibility for the choices and decisions that they have made.
Do Not Over Praise the Child
There is a fine line between praising and over praising. It is important to understand that over-praising does more harm than good. By telling your child that they are performing fantastically, you are telling them indirectly that they no longer need to push themselves harder to achieve a goal. It is very important for you as a parent to understand that confidence comes from trying and failing and then trying all over again.
Motivate your child to follow their interests
You can boost confidence in a child by motivating them to take up tasks that they have interests in. Support them in ensuring that they complete the task that they have undertaken. It could be anything from learning to swim or to be able to play the guitar. You as a parent should be there with your child right from the start so that they feel accomplished.
Give Your Child Responsibilities
One of the best ways to boost a child’s confidence is by allotting them household responsibilities. It helps the child to feel more important and use their energy into something more valuable. You could give them simple tasks like making their bed, doing the dishes or dusting the house. This will make them feel responsible and build their self-esteem while exhibiting their capability.
Allow Your Child to Undertake Healthy Risks
Parents should take a backseat while the child is allowed to take healthy risks. This is a very important step in building a child’s confidence. By allowing the child to take responsibilities and make choices, you are giving a boost to the child’s self-esteem. It is often seen that parents try to save their children from failures. The child is ought to make mistakes and fail but that would teach them the mistakes that they have made and correct them in the next try.
What to do when your child fails?
There are situations in life when a child might fail while trying and feel discouraged about it. It is up to you as a parent in these situations to uplift the child’s confidence by letting them know that you love them no matter what the situations are. Most of the parents often tend to stress on a child’s education and get upset when they do not score well. But, that would only lower the child’s confidence and make them scared of the subject as a whole. Do not ever think that the failures of your child will lower their self-esteem. It is in fact in these situations that you can work on building it.
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