Parenting - Toddler care | 1-5 yrs

Ways To Boost Your Toddler's Confidence

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As the competence of children increases and they achieve more, their self-confidence also increases. So, competence forms the building block of a child’s self-confidence. Self-confidence helps a child tide over difficult situations like change of school or performing on a stage. Parents can instil confidence in their children by teaching them how to be competent and thus helping them to achieve more. According to the article titled ‘Raising Confident Kids’ in kidshealth.org, “Kids develop confidence not because parents tell them they're great, but because of their achievements, big and small.”

As competence is the key to increasing confidence, it is important for you to encourage your child to develop the ‘can-do’ attitude. You can help your child develop confidence in many ways like giving her opportunities to practice her skills, boosting her spirits so she keeps trying, responding with interest when she shows new skills, and rewarding her when she puts in a good effort.

While appreciation for achievements are necessary, a healthy dose of criticism creates room for more development. So, the way you respond to your child’s achievements and failures has a huge impact on the level of her confidence. According to an article in babycentre.co.uk, “The attitude you project as her parent is crucial. This is because your child's view of herself is partly a reflection of the views others have of her.“

As Blake Lively rightly said, “The most beautiful thing you can wear is confidence.” So, help your child muster confidence.

For more information on the advantages and tips to raising confident children, go through this ClipBook.

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