Confidence is the best weapon anyone can have. For kids, it is more than just a weapon. It is an asset that helps them become stronger and more determined for all their future endeavors and also something that helps them deal with the present, which includes peer pressure, academic pressure, as well as the pressure to be better than their contemporaries.
Here are five tips on how parents can help their children have a confidence boost—
- Let them make some choices on their own
No, we don’t intend to say that they should be left alone with decision making related to everything in life, but sometimes, you must give them the liberty to choose from options. This way they will have a good judgment quality from a young age and would tend to be less depending on others for every single thing they do in life.
- Try to highlight their positives
Nobody’s a perfectionist! Everyone needs encourage and a morale boost from time to time. Kids need it a little more than other individuals. If there’s something where they are under performing, try to highlight those areas often where they are doing well. Reminding them of their strength would boost their confidence and give them the determination to improve at things they are not so good at.
- Narrate them stories from your own past
Kids trust their parents more than anyone else in the world. Try to narrate them stories from your own past with instances where you lacked confidence yet you worked hard to fix it and emerged victorious. The physical and mental proximity in instances gives kids the perspective that if you could do it even they can do it.
- Engage them in activities
The more engaged their brains are, the lesser chances of them feeling crestfallen over something. Like they say, an idle mind is a devil’s workshop, a kid wouldn’t get the time to feel under confident over something is he’s busy with creative stuff and not idle.
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