Your Extraordinary Child
As parents, we naturally want our children to be confident. We want to know that they are ok. We want to know that they are happy. We want to see them enjoy new experiences and situations. We watch our children grow and as we do, so many memories of our own childhood experiences resurface. Were you a confident child? Are you a confident adult? Are you a confident parent? We want more for our children, more happiness, more confidence, more memorable experiences and more out of life. We hate to see our children struggle. A lack of confidence can strike at any time. Children that skipped through nursery may suddenly become withdrawn and nervous at primary school. Children that loved meeting new people and doing new things may suddenly cry at the thought of joining a new club or activity.
Children lacking in confidence can find it very hard to cope with pressures from school, peers and society. They may struggle with the burden of achieving good grades, fit in with popular kids or to look a certain way. Children with low confidence and self-esteem are more at risk of developing depression, anxiety, and will often find the ups and downs of life in general harder to get through.
Children lacking in confidence and self-worth:
• Have a negative image of themselves and may feel useless, unlikeable or stupid
• Lack confidence in themselves and in new situations
• Often put themselves down and say they can’t do things before they have tried
• Are not proud of what they achieve and always think they could be or do better
• Are constantly comparing themselves to their peers in a negative way
• Find it hard to make and keep friendships, and may feel victimised by others
• Tend to avoid new things and find change hard
• Can’t deal well with failure or criticism
It’s normal for children to experience dips in self-esteem and confidence. Especially as they grow and go through different stages or challenges in life. Milestones like starting a new school, moving house, changes in family circumstances can all affect a child’s confidence. With support from parents, family and friends they usually get through this
Confidence is key!
Building confidence in your child is the single most important skill you can develop as a parent. Children with healthy self-esteem and self-confidence learn more, achieve more, have more friends and are much happier than those with low levels of confidence. Self-esteem and confidence are your child’s passport to a lifetime of inner acceptance and happiness. It’s the foundation of a child’s well-being and the key to success as an adult. At all ages, how you feel about yourself affects how you act. Think about a time when you were feeling really good about yourself. You probably found it much easier to get along with others and feel good about them.
Building confidence in your child is the single most important skill you can develop as a parent. Children with healthy self-esteem and self-confidence learn more, achieve more, have more friends and are generally much happier than those with low levels of confidence.
Mind Tools for Kids Coaching Programmes will supercharge your child’s Emotional Intelligence and confidence. We work with children in a variety of ways including:
1-2-1 Coaching Sessions
- Local Home Visits and VIP Family Breakthrough Days
- Skype Coaching with parent and child
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SPARK! Online Programme
- A powerful 6 week online confidence course
- Videos, audios and inspiring worksheets
- Affordable and convenient for busy family lives
- Fun, affordable and interactive
- Jam packed full of Mind Tools for Kids
- Confidence and Communication
- Positive Beliefs and Values
- Calm and Relaxation
- Creativity and Imagination
- Growth Mindset and Motivation
School Workshops and Teacher Training Sessions
- Content tailored to school needs
- Fun and engaging addition to curriculum
- Simple tools that get fast results
Contact me for more information at Emily@mindtoolsforkids.com