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How to Boost Your Child’s Confidence
A confident child is a healthy and happy child, and one of the most important
things you can do as a parent is to help them develop this critical personality trait.
While most children are born with some degree of confidence, it is important to
nurture their developing sense of self-esteem. As your child grows, use these tips
to help them developing confidence that allows them to tackle any challenge that
comes their way.
Give Genuine Praise
Children have an innate ability to tell when someone is lying, and false praise is
worse than no praise at all. Be alert for things that your child does well, and offer
a compliment when it is warranted. However, it is important to avoid offering
generic flattery. Instead, focus on praising your child for specific actions such
as working hard on a test or showing up to practice on time.
Encourage Community Involvement
Helping others is a great way to build confidence. Find opportunities in your
community that allow them to build social skills as they provide services to
others. For example, your child could assist with a school fundraiser, or they
could visit an elderly neighbor. By getting involved, your child will develop a
strong sense of purpose that impacts their self-esteem.
Send Them to Summer Camp
It might be tempting to step in every time you see your child struggling, but
independence is essential for building confidence. One way to give your child the
space they need to take safe risks is to send them to summer camp. Once there,
your child will be surrounded by supportive adults who will encourage them to
attempt challenges such as learning to water ski or go rock climbing. These types
of experiences will teach your child that they can overcome any obstacle.
Raising a happy, confident child is a goal for which every parent strives, and it is
possible to nurture a strong sense of self by using several different strategies. By
surrounding your child with support that involves specific praise along with
chances to live their lives with greater independence, your child will sail into
adulthood with the confidence they need to enjoy success.