In a world where positive attention is given to the “most attractive, most brilliant, and capable” individuals, losing sight of ones sense of self can be challenging. This is true for adults, so imagine what it must be like for our child(ren)? When a child is going through lots of changes and learning who they are among their peers, their own views and those of society can take a toll on their self confidence. Because self-love and confidence are essential tools for navigating life, it is important for us parents to help boost our child(ren)’s self-esteem. Here are some ways to raise more confident children:
Lead by Example
Everyone possesses something about themselves they don’t like. Being it, a spare tire, imperfect skin or enormous feet. Whatever the case may be it leads to low self-esteem. This can be woven into our child(ren) self-esteem. How many times have you looked in the mirror getting ready and said, “there’s no use,” “this makes me look horrible,”or “I’m too over-weight or not curvy enough for this outfit?”Your child hears these things and begins to pick apart their own appearance. Alternatively, try to walk and talk with confidence and your children will follow. Leading by example is key!
Make sure your child is healthy
Protein is essential for your child’s growth. While protein is found in a lot of foods kids eat, if you have a picky eater on your hands, you may need to add protein powder to their diet. Choosing a healthy protein powder for kids growth is a daunting task, one which is made tougher by the sheer volume of brands available. One of the recommended protein powder brands for kids is Healthy Height Growth Promoting Shake Mix. There has been numerous success stories of children who have actually grown in height from the product.
Let go of control as they age
As your child(ren) age, building confidence will come from their ability to accomplish things on their own. One of the most difficult challenges for parents is giving them the freedom to do so and letting go of control. Allowing them to make their own decisions or complete tasks independently builds self confidence. The more they are able to accomplish on their own, the better they will feel about their abilities. For example: When a child first learns to tie their shoe they won’t get it right the first time. But by giving our child(ren) space and allowing them to learn to tie their own shoes we are giving them independence. Soon they will delight in their success as you allowed them to grow and learn.
A confident child is one who is aware of who they are and what they can accomplish.They can relate with their peers without losing sight of themselves. Confident children are more inclined to make informed decisions and learn from the mistakes they make along the way. Though some of their confidence will come from the outside world and personal experiences, the foundation starts at home. Hopefully, this advice will assist you to in raising resilient and more confident children.