How to Raise Confident Children
When children learn to be compassionate, caring and learn they may not be the center of universe they become more confident. They need to realize that they are an important part of the earth, but it does not revolve around them.
Teach and Model Empathy
When we teach our children to give service, and care about people outside the family unit it also teaches them empathy. Service teaches them about diversity and to go outside their comfort zone. Children should be taught that the bedrock of civilization is respect for others, and gives the child a connection to the world around them and a stronger connection to the family.
Growing up we taught our children that before they turned 16 years of age they had to put in 60 hours of Community Service. The idea behind this was to teach them that there are other people and situations in their community which need attention, and helped them to focus some of their energy on the community around them, instead of just on themselves.
Reading Expands The World
There are literally thousands of techniques to teach children how to be more confident. One of my favorites is to read with children.
By reading with children we can help expand their way of thinking beyond their small world. Stories can teach them how to be empathetic and show them that there are different types of people and lifestyles in the world. It can take them out of their comfort zone, which helps them to become more confident.
Confident, Compassionate & Competent
When children feel safe and secure they feel more confident. The feeling of safety is what every human and animal needs to feel confident. When one person acts with compassion, it can have a ripple effect. Others see what they are doing and find ways they can help as well. It spurs others on to think about ways they can give back to their community.
By completing tasks which make us uncomfortable we learn the we can do anything. It helps us to become compassionate, caring and self sufficient confident people!
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