Helping Your Child Become More Confident

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Helping Your Child Become More Confident


Confidence is important to work on with children. Without it, there is no self-belief, a willingness to try new things, attempt challenges and you cannot reach your full potential. While it’s such a big thing that affects one’s day to day, there are simple things that you can do to help your child become more confident. One of the best sixth forms in North London shares some guidance on this below.



Praise and positive affirmations can help children to start viewing themselves in a more positive light, understand their strengths and value.


Be Confident in Yourself

As their parent, you set an example for your child. The way that you act and look at life can easily be picked up by them. By projecting a more confident you, you can help your child to act in a similar way. Verbalise how you feel towards yourself through positive self-talk and they too should follow suit.


Embrace Imperfections

There is no such thing as perfection. We all have imperfections and that’s what makes us human. Showing that you love your own can help your child to understand that your outward image isn’t the most important thing and to feel confident in their own body. Much of what we see online is photoshopped. As the age that children use the internet gets lower, they have more access to these harmful images that can destroy their confidence. It’s important for children to know that this is fake and to take social media for what it is. A glimpse into a stranger’s life.



Having the opportunity to do adventurous things and step out of their comfort zone can help children to put their ability to the test and become more confident. On the other hand, being overprotective can deprive children of these opportunities and negatively impact their self-esteem.


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