Does your child lack confidence? Then you might need to read this article to the end!
Simply put, confidence implies being sure of yourself and your abilities — not arrogantly, but realistically and securely. Confidence does not mean feeling superior to others. It's a quiet inner knowing, an intrinsic motivation, that enables you to perform and achieve your goals and overcome challenges.
The same is true for children; those who have confidence don't let problems get in the way of their success in both their personal and professional lives. It goes without saying that while confidence may come naturally to some kids, it can be difficult for others to believe in their own abilities and assertiveness. However, the language we use and the attitude we instill in our kids can help them develop more prominent self-esteem and confidence.
Here are a few easy exercises you can try to help kids develop their self-confidence.
All of your children can benefit from being given age-appropriate chores, which not only helps you but also shows your children that you have faith in them. It serves as a reminder that they are part of the bigger picture. Give your children simple tasks, assign chores such as dumping the garbage, take part in house cleaning, or assist you in washing the clothes. You can also allow your older kids to keep an eye on the younger ones in order to help them be more responsible and confident.
Sing A Song
Many studies have proven that songs are a great way to help build confidence. There are many songs and tunes that you can practice with your children to help them understand the value of self-faith. Angels Around Me is such a practical and magical song. Written by Claire Odogbo, the magical and spiritual song has beautiful lyrics and rhymes that perfectly resonate with your child’s inner self. It is more sort of like a lullaby, a children's aspiring song that will help your children to have faith in the LORD and themselves. They believe in themselves and can take charge of their capabilities to help them deal with common issues and fears.
Stories are an excellent way to teach your children many life traits. When we tell stories to kids, we smile, display emotion, and exude sincerity. Not only is this authenticity engaging and persuasive, but it also makes your children feel infinitely more at ease and confident and being true to themselves. For instance, take the example of Stacey in Angels Around Me. Stacey is a young and adorable girl who is scared of the monsters and finds it difficult to sleep. She even fears lightning and the wind shrilling. But one day, when her mother shares with her a magical song, she suddenly feels blessed because the song obliterates all of her fears. After that, whenever she is scared, Stacey just starts to sing the magical song and smiles. Because she knew she was safe!
Take Time To Reflect
Schedule some quiet time for the day's conclusion. Encourage your kids to spend some time thinking back on the positive things they did or experienced during the day. After the time of silence, request them to share their thoughts of what they feel. Doing so will help your children to build a positive self-image and help them to reach out in difficult situations. This serves to remind them of their daily accomplishments and the significance of their actions—which can promote empathy, compassion, and self-faith.
Let Them Make Their Own Choices
Believe it or not, children feel more in control when they make decisions that are age-appropriate for them. Even toddlers can start to consider the consequences of their actions. Therefore, it is crucial to let your kids make their own decisions about what to wear in the winter, such as a coat or shirt, or whether to share their belonging with others. When you let your kid decide on age-appropriate things, they will be able to make better judgments and have a more profound understanding of the consequences, which will make them better decision-makers and confident.
Make Sure To Provide Love And Support
In spite of her mistakes or poor choices, let your child know that you still love them. If you only discuss their performance, they might assume you only care about their grades or the play role they got. Instead, take responsibility and help your child when they err. Tell them that everything is fine and that there is nothing to worry about. Tell them to give it another shot because the next time, they will succeed. Your modest efforts as a caring parent can make a big difference in your children's ability to gain confidence.