How to Raise a Confident Child

Confident people have a better chance of success than those who are not. This is because they believe in their abilities and they are not afraid to take risks. They face challenges with optimism rather than shying away from them and thrive in social situations. With that said, it comes as no surprise that most parents hope to raise a confident child. Sometimes, though, that is easier said than done, which is why I have teamed up with an international school in London, to offer some advice. This is an ad. 

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One of the key ways to help your child with their confidence is to encourage them to experience new things and take on new challenges as regularly as possible, so that they can learn to have faith in their abilities to do anything they set their mind to. Start small, by giving your child some basic responsibilities around your home, promoting their independence and allowing them to accomplish small goals. Praise them when they complete these tasks successfully so that they know you are proud of them.

You could also encourage your child to join some sort of extra-curricular activity, where they will develop lots of important, transferrable skills and build strong relationships with likeminded people. Even if they just have a one-to-one session once a week with a music teacher, for example, they will have another respectable adult to look up to and feel supported by.

Support is actually hugely important for young people, as without it they can feel quite alone. With this in mind, try and provide the most supportive environment as possible by helping your child with their homework, providing them with the necessary tools they need to succeed and reminding them often how much you love them. Spend plenty of time with them and use this time as an opportunity to teach them new things and answer their questions about the world. Attend parents’ evenings and other events at the school so that they know you have a strong interest in their academic achievements.

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