Self esteem is very important not only in adults but also among children. It acts as a passport to lifetime mental health and social interaction. Researchers have found out that the well being of a child and the key to success as an adult all comes from having a great self esteem.
It is true to say that from being a child to an adult, how you feel usually affects how you act and how you conduct yourself. When you feel good about yourself, you are able to socialize with others well.
Below is how to raise confident kids.
#1. Start showing your children you care
As a parent, it is important to be involved in what your children are doing. Be it coloring an image, be it playing doll house, be it playing video games and be it riding a bicycle, it is important for their self esteem that you show your support by getting involved.
Bring yourself to their level, let your inner child connect with theirs and ask questions while participating in what they are doing.
#2. Be a coach
Children have their strengths and weakness and as a parent it is important to start acting like a coach instead of controlling them. Coaching helps to develop and flourish their talents and skills. While it is important to participate and get involved in their activities, it is highly forbidden not to do their activities for them.
Doing the activities on their behalf will rob them of a chance and an opportunity of tackling it themselves. Doing the activities with them, helps to teach and build their confidence.
#3. Assign your kids with age appropriate chores
House chores not only make the children to be busy, they also allow for a sense of ownership, they help to teach responsibility and finally creates confidence. The goal of assigning chores is to teach them about self management.
Reminders and directions are important especially if the chores are new to them. The final point for this lesson is to teach them about self management and confidence.
#4. Assist them to become communicators with confidence
Communication is a key tool that allows individuals to get messages across. To help boost their confidence, it is important to start working on their public speaking prowess. It doesn’t have to be in front of a large crowd but just a practicing session with guidance.
Once they build their public speaking confidence, they will have no fear standing and speaking in front of a large crowd when time comes.
#5. Enroll them in confidence building activities
Each child is blessed with a unique talent that sets him or her apart from the others. You can help to nurture these talents by enrolling them in confidence building activities. Some of these activities include theatre sessions, debate team, karate and singing lessons among others. Performing in front of their peers and adults will help build their confidence.
#6. Be confident yourself
It’s important to note that, children usually mirror their parents on how they view themselves.