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Confidence Building Tips


Read on to find 4 things that can help you to make your child a more confident and self-assured person.


Sports

Encourage your child to take up a sport from a very young age. Let your child select what sport she wants to take up - this way she will be more regular with the sport. Often when children are young, they tend to take up things and give them up halfway. This is because a child is happy enough at home, surrounded by family. So take it upon yourself, if you have the time, to accompany your child to her sports coaching class. If your child is learning a sport at a club, you could go with her to the club, and while she plays her sport, you could do your own thing. Better yet, take up the sport with her, so you could make going to the sports club a family outing. Remember, you need to do this only initially. Once your child gets the hang of a sport and starts becoming good, her interest in the sport will increase by itself. Having a skill like playing a particular sport, and being good at it, will give your child tremendous confidence.


Public speaking

Enroll your child in public speaking classes from a young age itself. Make sure she attends regularly, and keep re-enrolling her so that speaking in public becomes almost second nature to her. Encourage her to participate in debate competitions at school, and speak up regularly in class. If your child is shy, speak to her teacher and request her to call on your child more regularly to answer questions in class. Also, if your child plays a sport, she can be a part of the team in her school if possible. This will encourage her to be more of a participant and be more involved with school activities.


Drama class

Getting your child to join a drama class is a good idea. Performing in front of an audience is sure to give any child a high, and a confidence boost. It doesn't matter if your child starts out by playing the part of trees in the play! Gradually, as your child continues to be regular with his classes, he is sure to get bigger and better roles, and as his roles grow, so will his confidence. There are numerous drama classes for children, and most schools put up plays performed by students annually. If your child has a flair for drama, he can participate in the plays in school. This will lead to greater recognition in school. A child that participates in numerous school activities is generally a confident child, and participation increases recognition and popularity, which brings about more confidence.


Pay attention

One of the most important things you as a parent can do for your child is to pay attention to him when he talks. If he finds that your attention is drifting, he will be able to make out almost immediately, and will clamp up. This will lead to feelings of inadequacy. Pay attention to your child when he is talking, listen to him, and show an interest in his school activities. You may be at home all the time with your child, but that alone is not enough until you actually sit with him and have heart to heart discussions with him. Question him on his day, find out what is going on with his friends, and support and encourage him at every step. If you disagree with something he says, feel free to voice your opinion. After all, being involved is more important than agreeing with everything he says.

Being confident can help your child to excel in any field which he or she chooses. Therefore, you must boost your child’s confidence so that he or she can open-up, be independent, express himself or herself freely and face the world confidently throughout his or her life.

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Varsha.2 years ago
A much needed article!
Today, in most of the houses both mother and father will be a working person and the kids are found to spend their time with their grandparents or nannies. Spending time with kids has become a rare thing. So, parents should try to spend at least 15 to 20 minutes every day and understand the needs, joys and what their kid actually likes and dislikes. Whatever be the work I have in my schedule, spending time with my little daughter have never lost.
 
 
 
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reni.4 years ago
very nice..good artical
 
 
 
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Tony S.8 years ago
really good article. thanx
 
 
 
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veena.8 years ago
nice article.good tips.
 
 
 
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Mrs. Geeta Rane.8 years ago
i have a strong belief to built confidence, drama is one of the best tips but i have not come across any drama classes surrounding our area
(century bazar, worli)for my children of ages 5, 7 years. i am in a despirate search of it. can you please urgently help to find one.
thank you.
mrs. geeta rane.
 
 
 
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Kavita Idnani.8 years ago
i agree with all other topics except pay attention. i have a daughter of 11 yrs. i started listen to her and advise too but now a days she keeps on talking as soon as i enter in the home from my duty. since i myself am tired working from morning till evening and as soon as i enter home my sweet daughter starts telling the whole day what she did and i have less energy to listen her, in this case please advise me what i should do. i want to talk to her, listen her but shortage of time.
 
 
 
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bhairavi.8 years ago
i think that only classes r not enough for building cofidence in children.these r not easily avaliable in small cities.main thing is our attention and encouragement.definately this will work.
 
 
 
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priya dantas.8 years ago
it is a very important topic from the parents point of view and so i am very thankful to you for guiding all of us.
 
 
 
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diya s.8 years ago
very nicely explained,thanx a lot
 
 
 
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atul sangari.8 years ago
sure the tips are good and willl go a long way in building up the confidence of the child.listening with eye to eye contact and being a part of his/her world will surely make them feel at ease and child can share many more things with the parent.
 
 
 
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