Book about how to help children become confident and taking successful risk in life
In today's world it can be challenging to help kids develop confidence and learn how to handle failure. Parents are always looking for ways to nurture their kids from a young age so they build positive attributes that will follow them throughout their lives. To raise confident children, you first need to know what confidence is and what gives people confidence. Confidence is not the same as vanity or arrogance. It’s not about how much you like yourself but rather your belief in your own abilities, trust in yourself , and faith in your judgment when faced with difficult choices or challenges. Cultivating confidence in children requires positivity, patience, and practice. You may feel at a loss as to how you can assist your child with building their confidence without coming across as condescending or overprotective. That said, there are many things that parents can do that will give their child an advantage later on in life.
Set a Good Example
Kids learn from watching their parents, so set a good example from the get-go. If you want your child to feel confident, you must feel confident yourself. You can’t expect your child to take your advice about building self-esteem if you are riddled with self-doubt yourself. You must overcome your self-limiting beliefs and demonstrate to your child that it’s okay to make mistakes, learn from them and have ambition. Show your child that you have confidence in the decisions you make, that you can accept criticism without taking it personally and that you have the ability to bounce back from hardships. The more your child sees that confidence in you, the more likely they are to pick up on it themselves.
Help Kids Develop Self-Esteem
While parents and other adults may have a variety of opinions on what is best for child-rearing, there are three things that are universally agreed upon as being crucial to a child's self-esteem. - Provide unconditional love. This is the foundation upon which all the other traits are built. If a child doesn't feel truly loved and accepted for who they are, it can cause insecurity, which can lead to low self-esteem or poor self-worth. Be consistent in your love and show your child how much you care for them by being involved in their lives, listening to their thoughts and feelings, and reassuring them that you are there for them no matter what. - Praise effort, not appearance or intelligence. Children want to please their parents, so if they believe they have disappointed their parents, they may question their own self-worth. If a child is praised for their appearance, they are likely to grow up with a sense that their beauty is the most important thing about them, while a child praised for their intelligence may base their self-esteem on their intelligence. Praise your child for what they do, not what they are. - Encourage your child's interests. Your child is unique, so encourage them to pursue their interests and find what they love to do. This will help them develop a sense of self-worth because they are doing something they enjoy and they are good at it.
Help Them Develop a Growth Mindset
A growth mindset is a positive way of thinking that helps people take on challenges, learn from their mistakes and see the effort as the important part, not the result. A growth mindset is crucial for kids to succeed in school and in life. They need to understand that success is a process and usually doesn’t happen overnight. Kids who believe that any mistake is a sign of failure are less likely to pursue challenging activities and are more likely to give up easily when faced with obstacles. A growth mindset is cultivated by parents who help their children understand that every challenge is an opportunity for growth.
Talk About Mistakes – And Practice Makes Perfect
Mistakes are a natural part of life, and kids need to know that making mistakes is okay. Making mistakes and failing at things is the best way to learn and grow, and it’s important to keep this in mind when helping your child develop confidence. If your child fails at something, talk to them about it constructively. Explain to your child that everyone makes mistakes, and it’s how we handle our mistakes that matters. You don’t want to shame your child for making a mistake, but you do want to help them see the error of their ways so they can learn from the experience and do better next time. And when your child fails at something, encourage them to try again. Practice makes perfect. And the more your child practices something, the more likely it is that they will succeed.