If Thomas Edison wouldn’t have confidence in himself after repetitive failed attempts, then maybe our nights wouldn’t have been that bright. And our childhood wouldn’t have been filled with fairytale stories if Walt Disney would have lost his confidence when his newspaper editor told him that he ‘lacked imagination and had no good ideas’. What saved them from falling in despair was their confidence in their abilities and imagination – this is what confidence means in life!
Confidence is an essential block to build a happy and successful life – a life where hurdles are like a new challenge and where failures don’t scare you to achieve dreams. That’s why you need to build confidence in your children from the beginning so that they can turn in adults with courage, strong mind, and innate power to heads on face the world.
Here are given a few ways which can turn you in parents of a child with confidence:
Don’t Say ‘No’ All the Time:
Most parents have a strong perception that children are not eligible enough to make the right choices. So, parents mostly end up saying ‘no’ whenever their children come up with an idea, opinion, or a choice.
Understandably, you want the best for your children, and as they have less exposure and experience, so you prefer to yourself make choices for them. You might be doing it out of sheer care and consideration, but it can blow your child’s confidence.
Let them make some choices, don’t impose your decision in every matter. Let them select clothes for the party, sports they should play and academic dimension to pursue. Trust them, only then they will trust themselves and gain confidence.
Let them Play Outside:
There was a time when playing outside was a big part of childhood memories. It was an effective way to build physical strength, socializing skills, and confidence in them. But now parents don’t allow their children to play outside due to security reasons. Result? Children get less exposure to the outer world, fewer opportunities to deal with various situations, and fewer prospects to take decisions on their own.
Let them go out to face new challenges; they will fall to learn to rise; they will encounter different situations to develop decision-making skills. And this will overall boost their confidence.
If you feel reluctant to send them out due to security reason, then you can track their locations by installing tracking software on your smartphone. Such software helps you to track smartphone activities and location of your child to know about their plans and where they are going. You can learn more about such software, its advantages, and guide to install through mSpy blog.
Experience New Things:
Parents often feel threatened to let their children try out new things. They might get hurt, face failure, or feel fed-up, still let them try new things. Trying out new things widen the exposure, develop new skills, and boost self-esteem.
Enroll them in a theatre class, make them join dance class, let them try new sports, let them dip their hands in paints, and encourage them to go on field trips. Even if they fail, even if they end up leaving all this mid-way, still let them do it. It will develop confidence in them to face anything in life with courage.
If you dig out biographies of successful people, you will find a common factor in all of them: confidence. They all had confidence in themselves, their abilities, and confidence to face the challenges and to turn them in their favor. They all were confident people! Build confidence in your child so that he can also grow up in a man/woman with confidence and courage to transform their world into heaven.