9 Tips For Raising A More Confident Child
1. Acknowledge their effort
Building your child’s self-reliance can help open them up to new experiences, learning new skills as well as becoming more resilient when facing tough challenges. Be ‘One Step Ahead’ with these simple tips to help you raise your little one into a more resilient, confident and well-rounded individual.
2. Perseverance builds competence
Perseverance is one of the pillar of resilient. Encourage your little one to practice whatever skill he is interested in. Perseverance in investing time and effort in practice will help build your child's resilience as he will learn to understand that with efforts there will be improvement.
3. Let them do the work
Give your child the opportunity to develop his abilities and figure out his problems on his own. This will help encourage him to tackle new problems by himself, thereby making him more self-reliant in his own skills.
4. Encourage your child's curiosity
Let your little one explores his surroundings and be patient in answering his endless questions. This will help your child become more curious and resourceful as his understanding of the world increase.
5. Confidence, not entitlement
Avoid making shortcuts or exceptions for your child. Giving him special treatment will only adversely affect his resilience.
6. Don't criticise your child's performance
Useful feedback and suggestions are ways of helping him improve but criticising his efforts can only discourage him.
7. Mistakes make great learning opportunities
Allow your little one to make mistakes then help them learn how to best approach the task the next time. This can build your child’s daringness by not to fear failure and to open up to new experiences and challenges.
8. Give them some space
Try to avoid telling your child when you're worried about him as this is likely to be interpreted as a vote of no confidence. Give them space to learn how to adapt to new environments or situations. You may offer your help but refrain from giving too much as you might stunt their opportunity to learn.
9. Praise them when they encounter challenges
Always try to remind your child that success can never be had without setbacks and challenges. Try to point out that overcoming adversity will help improve them.