12 Tips to Raise Confident Children
Rearing your kid is really challenging, right? After all, you want to raise him/her as a successful, confident human being in the future. It is very important to make your kid confident from the childhood. But, many parents fail to do that at an early stage of a child’s growing years.
Most of you try your level best help your kid in everything which may be a challenge or hindrance, but inadvertently end up making them believe that they can’t overcome that situation or challenge on their own.
This is the first wrong method to rear your kid. Such a psyche will make the kids ever dependent upon you and they will fail to take decisions confidently in the future. Here are certain tips to build confidence in your kid. Follow them-
1. Instead of Controlling Them, You Can Coach Them
As a parent, you often try to control your kid from doing things. Before controlling, you should know what their interests are. If you find your kid is a bit introvert and likes to spend her time more on books and writing poems, you should not force her to go outside and play. Rather, help her to develop her skills to read and write more. Maybe, that is her talent that she wants to be confident in.
2. Never Laugh at Their Ideas
No matter how outlandish it is, as a parent, you should not discourage them by laughing at their ideas. If you do so, it will break their confidence and they slowly become shy and start hiding things from you. When they come to you with any new ideas, listen to them, share your ideas with them and see how they open up to you.
3. Be Confident about Yourself
This is very important while you want to build confidence in your kid. If you don’t believe in yourself and your advice and activities, it is nearly impossible to make your kid believe that.
4. Appreciate Your Kid
Whenever your kid does something new, whether she paints something or help you in household chores, you can appreciate them. But, do that always by words, but not with gifts.
5. Never Compare Him with Anyone
Stop comparing your kids with anyone and start praising them for what they do. Concentrate on his/her abilities that make them different than their friends and siblings.
6. Make Them A ‘Better’ Human Being
Instead of making them an over-ambitious machine, you should incorporate strength, beliefs, and confidence in them to become a better human being.
7. Bring An Unfamiliar Situation to Them
Your kid has to survive in this cruel world alone. You can guide him for some time, but he has to make his own journey. So, prepare him by putting them into unfamiliar situations and ask them to come out of it. They will surely come up to your expectation.
8. Ask Their Opinion
Maybe not in every matter, but you can ask their point of view in a certain matter so that they feel that they are important in the family. This increases their confidence to the next level.
9. Make Them Think Realistically
Imagination is good, but don’t incorporate dreams in their mind or thrush your dreams on them that snatch their childhood. Make them set small goals and achieve them.
10. Watch Your Words
Never say ‘He is worthless’, or ‘You can’t do this’. Such things will crash their confidence and they will shut themselves up from the outer world.
11. Make Them Accept Failure
Instead of too much criticizing them on their failure, help them to accept it. Make them perceive that failure is the pillar of success.
12. Let Them Teach You Something
Finally, kids enjoy this lot and it also boosts their confidence level. Ask them to teach a new game or what they learn at school.
Here are some tips to build confidence in your kid. Once they feel your positive presence and unconditional love, they will bloom like a beautiful flower.