Tips to making your children CONFIDENT
I have been asked many times, how my children have become so confident. I don't mean they are boastful or think they are amazing, I mean - they truly believe in themselves. I am no child expert but here are some of the tricks I have learned along the way....
You can start as soon as they are old enough to walk and do a task.
For example, when my children were little, and we would go to a fast food chain, I would get them to put in their own order. If they wanted a glass of water or an icecream, I would hand them the money and say, "Go order". I know this sound absolutely obvious, but at a young age it is intimidating ordering from an adult, but as soon as they learn how to do this, it really made a difference.
Also - at a restaurant, get them to order their own food from the waiter or waitress. Tell them to say, "May I please have....". Tell them to look at the waiter or waitress directly in the eye, be polite and order.
Teaching children to believe in themselves and giving them challenges at a young age is, I believe, essential. Find a task they are good at, like organizing the shoes in the hallway, and praise them for doing it. One of my children is a pro at this simple task. I have told her she is the best at it - in the house.
I think you have to truly believe they are special - for them to believe they are special.
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Those are a few of my tips. I hope you enjoy. If you have any tips of your own - I would love to hear them!