Promoting Confidence in Children

Posted by Sara | Raising Your Child | Thursday 15 April 2010 4:17 am
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Promoting Confidence in ChildrenA newborn child is like clay that can be molded in any way and the clay master is no one but the parents of the child. If you are a parent and want to “feed” your child with confidence, this blog is just meant for you. Read on!

Promoting confidence in children can be a cakewalk if you are aware of some easy tips. To start with, it is important for you to praise your child when he excels and remember this excellence is not just limited to examination marks. This could be anything from participation in an extra-curricular activity to helping you in the household tasks.

In addition to that, be confident in the abilities of your child and nurture his hidden skills by giving him some responsibilities. He or she may not excel at the first stance but that should not mean that you condemn or scold him or take away the responsibilities, let him learn even if the learning comes from mistakes. Encourage him and you will be glad to see him asking for more responsibilities to reduce your burden and excel at all spheres of the life. Never compare him with any one else.

Furthermore, promote confidence in children through the following ways:

  • Let him know about the latest trends, history, and anything you consider he should know as a child. But, do not force things or learnings on him.
  • Talk to your child on a regular basis about his problems, share his happiness, and help him grow as a better child and an individual.
  • Respect his privacy and never show disrespect to him or his feelings; understand his point of view and do not reject it straightaway.
  • Never, ever scold or punish your child in public but always praise and reward your child in public but it should only be a controlled and deserved praise.
  • Get him enrolled to activities like swimming, horse riding, active lifestyle, jogging, and introduce him to creative hobbies such as painting, coin collection, stamp collection, and the interesting world of collectibles besides giving enough rest to the young mind and body.

These small tips would go a long way in promoting confidence in children and should always be encouraged.

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