1. Acknowledge their effort
Building your child’s confidence can help open them up to new experiences, learning new skills as well as becoming more resilient when facing tough challenges. Be One Step Ahead with these simple tips to help you raise your little one into a more confident and well-rounded individual.
2. Practice builds competence
Encourage your little one to practice whatever skill he is interested in, but try to avoid putting too much pressure on him. Investing time and effort in practice will help build your child's confidence as he will learn to expect improvement every time he puts in the effort.
3. Let them do the work
Give your child the opportunity to develop his abilities and figure out his problems on his own. This will help encourage him to tackle new problems by himself, thereby making him more confident in his own skills.
4. Encourage your child's curiosity
Let your little one explore his surroundings and be patient in answering his endless questions. This will help your child become more curious that can help him learn better and faster.
5. Confidence, not entitlement
Avoid making shortcuts or exceptions for your child. Giving him special treatment will only adversely affect his self-confidence.
6. Don't criticise your child's performance
Useful feedback and suggestions are ways of helping him improve but criticising his efforts can only discourage him.
7. Mistakes make great learning opportunities
Allow your little one to make mistakes then help them learn how to best approach the task the next time. This can help teach your child not to fear failure and to open up to new experiences and challenges.
8. Give them some space
Try to avoid telling your child when you're worried about him as this is likely to be interpreted as a vote of no confidence. Instead, offer your help and support but refrain from giving too much.
9. Praise them when they encounter challenges
Always try to remind your child that success can never be had without setbacks and challenges. Try to point out that overcoming adversity will help improve them.
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