Confidence Starts With…
Confidence Starts With…
Here are some ideas on how parents can help kids to develop Confidence outside Life Skill Martial Art classes!
• Change the way we talk
Sometimes we say “I can’t” when standing in front of a challenge, but basically, we mean “I don’t know how to do this…yet”. Try to avoid the word “can’t” in situations like this. You’ll see, your kids will follow your example soon and also change their words, which changes their mindset. They understand that nothing is impossible and that they just have to find a way to solve problems. Many things in life require process and with the right attitude, this process starts to seem natural for your kids. By choosing your words carefully, you help your kids build self-confidence and teach them to face every challenge with an open, positive mind.
• Stop negative thoughts
Positive self-talk is the key to believe in our own abilities. Your kids have to learn not to let negative thoughts control their minds and stop them from success. You can help them to create a positive mindset with being a good example. This can happen, as mentioned above, with the choice of your words and some other tips and tricks. For example: do not allow your kids to speak negatively about themselves and don’t let them hear you talking negatively about yourself. You’re just as great as your inner voice tells yourself you are!
• Believe in others and they’ll believe in you
Being a positive spark in the lives of others helps your kids to stay positive themselves.
Teach them to compliment others and see their special skills. This will remind other people how special they are and helps your kids to see their own precious skills. Another benefit is that others will probably compliment your kids back and also push their self-confidence.
By believing in others, you and your kids will get so much more back!
• Try new things
The more you challenge your kid’s abilities the more confidence they will gain in themselves and learn to deal with whatever life offers. These challenges can be simple activities, like cooking a new recipe or making new friends. Whatever it is, your kids will learn to face everything new with positivity and belief.
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