The most important gift a parent can offer to its child, youngster is confidence. Confidence is a charisma that can be cultivated from a young age through unconditional love and praise. Confident children thrive on praise. So get into the habit of celebrating success, for simply having a go as well as amazing results, so they can bask in the warmth of your encouragement at every step they take. This spurs them to carry on with what they do best. When you praise children (and this applies to adults too) for their strengths, just notice how the faults naturally fall away and become less of a problem.
Below we will mention how a parent (or adult) can encourage confidence and what you can do to boost the related indicator:
- Direction and values – Talk about future possibilities and encourage bold dreams. Keep their expectations high about what is possible.
- Motivation – Acknowledge all the things they do well. Celebrate successes as they work towards a target.
- Emotional stability – Encourage them to get in touch with their emotions from a young age, and to tell you what makes them happy or not at the end of each day.
- Positive mind-set – Help them to find the good in difficult situation and in other people. Make sure they know how to smile!
- Self-awareness – Encourage them to be proud of what they are good at and at the same time notice the impact they have on people around them.
- Flexibility in behavior – Show them how to break habits and patterns by being spontaneous, rather than always doing things in the same way. Announce a surprise trip to an exhibition or picnic in a garden.
- Eagerness to discover and develop – Invite them to be inquisitive about how everyday things work, such as the car or vacuum cleaner. Encourage them to notice the natural world around them to notice the natural world around them, from the cloud formation to steam from the kettle. Ask them to what they have found out about a situation and what they will do to keep discovering.
- Health and energy – Teach good eating and exercise habits from a young age. Set an example yourself by walking or cycling rather than always going by car or bus. Help them to make healthy food choices and avoid junk food rewards.
- Willingness to take risks – Encourage them to have a go at things they are fearful of, such as speaking or performing to a group. Allow them to experience a new sport or go on a trip without you.
- A sense of purpose – Talk about the world beyond their own home or family, share stories of inspiring people who have made a contribution and difference in the world – whether famous explorers, discoverers, humanitarians. Invite them to consider what they can contribute in their lives.
Do not forget that in children’s mind everything is possible! So try not to limit their horizons just because you behave in light of your own fears and limitations!