Parenting & Children's Health

Ways To Improve Your Child's Self-Confidence

Written by
Dr. Krystel Quadros
and medically reviewed by Dr. Sneha Kannan

Published on Aug 23, 2019 and last reviewed on Oct 17, 2019   -  1 min read

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It is crucial for your child to have a positive self-image, as it prevents self-doubts. Read the following tips to help boost your child's confidence.

Ways To Improve Your Child's Self-Confidence

1) Encourage Your Children:

Encouraging your children when they try something new is very important to build their self-esteem and also improve their self-confidence. Do not keep praising them every time, but encourage their effort for doing a particular task. Overpraising them might make them feel over-pressurized to reach a specific outcome. So instead of telling them that "I really liked the way you made that car using these blocks," you can say that "I appreciate the efforts that you took to make that car with blocks."

2) Make Them Help You with Household Chores:

You can give them small tasks, for example, teach them how to fold clothes and make them clean the house by keeping their toys back in place. You can buy them a plastic knife and teach them basic chopping like peeling cucumbers and chopping them to make a salad.

3) Do Not Criticize Them:

If your child keeps the house dirty and messy, do not criticize him or her by saying that "You are a messy child!" Instead, you can say that "You can start filling your toys up before going out to play." This might not fill negative thoughts in your child's mind, and they might not feel useless or worthless. This will help them become more confident.

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4) Help Your Child Find Their Interests:

If your child loves singing, you can enroll your child for a singing class or if your kid loves to play football or basketball, encourage him or her to spare some time for these activities. When your child knows about a particular skill or interest and advances in it, he or she might feel even more confident and enjoy building their interest as a hobby.

5) Make Your Kid Take Part in Elocution Competition or Make Them Talk in Front of a Crowd:

All children have a fear of facing and interacting with a large crowd. You can help overcome this fear by encouraging your kid to take part in elocution competition or school assemblies.

I hope you really loved reading this article on how to improve your child's self-confidence. Have a great and energetic day ahead!

Last reviewed at:
17 Oct 2019  -  1 min read

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