How to Build Self-Confidence In Kids
© Judy Helm Wright http://www.AskAuntieArtichoke.com
I am entered in a Ultimate Blog challenge and so rather than work on two (or ten) important projects, I decided it would be fun to repurpose an eBook I am writing for Kindle and Amazon.
It is titled 77Ways to Build Self-Confident Kids and hopefully will be available within the month.
Especially if I post every day.
Meanwhile, let’s give you bite-sized pieces and get some feedback. I have neglected this blog to write a book, be in a movie and have a new marvelous grand daughter Autumn.
77 Divided By 31 is What????
77 tips on building self-confident kids – Can you think of other ways to increase self-esteem?
Since there are 31 days in January and I have 77 tips, it does not divide easily or evenly. So some days I will include 2 and some days will see 3, 4, or 5 tips. That will keep you on your toes and your eye-balls peeled in this direction.
- Help them to help themselves. Dorothy Canfield Fisher (1879-1958) says “A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary.” If you are still zipping their jacket in elementary school, will you go with them to college?
- See them as capable human being. This is encouragement we all want to hear from important and influential people in our lives. Telling a baby he is clever for rolling over, or a seven year old for zipping his jacket when it is cold outside are all messages that say “You are capable.” Success breeds success and when you have instilled a foundation of confidence in the ability of the child to problem solve, they will be more willing to try harder tasks.
- Do you tell yourself and your children “Good Job” when a difficult task is accomplished?
- Did you know it is more respectful to allow others to help themselves instead of rushing in to “save them” and do the job they are capable of doing.
- How did your parents or other adults build your confidence as a kid?
About The Author
Judy Helm Wright aka “Auntie Artichoke” is an international speaker and author on resiliency and respect. You will want to claim your eBook on Using Encouraging Words at http://www.useencouragingwords.com
You will be so glad you did.