Self confidence comes from a sense of competence. A confident child needs a positive and realistic perception of his or her abilities. This arises out of achievements, great and small, which ever way, your encouraging words can help develop your kid’s confidence, especially when you refer to your child’s specific efforts or abilities.
Here are some tips that can help build your child’s confidence level:
1. Praise your child – It is important to give your child praises more often when they do something positive no matter how little because children measure their worth and achievement, by what you the parent thinks; and even when a child fails, you praise the little effort he has made and encourage him to do better.
2. Love your child – This is the most important thing you can give your child. Your child needs to feel loved and cared for. By so doing, he will feel accepted, comfortable and confident.
kiss them, give them a hug always and assure them you love them all the time.
3.Teach self-love – You can teach your child how to love himself by praising and rewarding yourself when you do something good. Celebrate your success with your children. Tell them stories on how you reached that height and always motivate them on how to improve in themselves.
4. Support their pursuit of passion or career – Everyone excels at something, and it’s great when your child discovers that something. As a parent, respect and encourage your child’s interests even if they don’t interest you. Praise your child when they accomplish something in their budding pursuits. Unless if that passion is against your religion or beliefs, or it will interfere with their academic pursuit, then you should make them understand why they shouldn’t pursue it.
By Maryam Islam