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How to Help Your Child Become More Confident

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Confidence is undeniably an important trait and is relied upon throughout life. When meeting new people, going into an exam, preparing for a job interview, going on a date or travelling the world, you rely on an element of self-assurance to get you through. With that in mind, parents need to help their children become more confident and overcome their inhibitions. Read on for some advice from a private senior school in Herefordshire to help parents understand how to boost their child’s confidence.

Give Them Responsibilities
Of course, some children are naturally confident and find it easy to chat to new people, make friends and deal with various social situations. Others are shy and struggle with their self-esteem. Luckily, there are plenty of things that parents can do to help. One great tactic is to give your child small, achievable tasks that allow them to feel a sense of pride once completed. This could be anything from laying the table to taking the dog for a walk around the block. The feelings of satisfaction and competency will give them confidence in their own abilities going forward.

Praise Them
Praising your child when appropriate will also help with their confidence. However, try not to overdo it because the compliments will lose their meaning. Try to praise them not for the finished results but for the effort they put in. For instance, if they fail a test, remind them that trying their best is what matters, not the grade at the end. This will ensure they never feel embarrassed and will also relieve some of the pressure that children naturally put on themselves when it comes to school work.

Encourage them to Join Some Clubs
Extra-curricular activities are a fantastic way to help your child with their confidence, although you would have to consider the costs involved and weigh up the pros and cons. Joining a drama club or a sports team will allow your son or daughter to develop various new skills, make new friends and explore unfamiliar territory, all whilst having fun. These are things that will help with their confidence in the future.

Chat in a One-to-One Setting
Try to make one-to-one time for your child on a regular basis. This will allow them to feel loved and supported within your family unit and give them chance to offload any concerns they’re having. Pay attention to what they have to say and take their feedback on board. Essentially, make sure that they know they are an important member of your family and that their opinions are respected

2 comments:

  1. these are some good tips. thanks x

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  2. Very good post. I didn't live near or interact with any other kids when I was young, and I think that lead to me being very shy..

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