Raising a child who is confident means giving them the tools in order to blossom into an adult who doesn’t have a problem achieving their goals and functions well in society. Raising a child who feels good about themselves and is able to function well in the world around them isn’t only doing good for the child themselves but also for the entire world.
One of the best ways that you can contribute to the world is by giving it more good people who are well educated and kind. These attributes are a symptom of confidence and encouragement from their surroundings. Here are some of the most effective ways to make children thrive.
Use Positive Reinforcement
Many experts agree that rewarding a child for something that they have done well rather than punishing them for something they have done wrong, has much more effective and favorable effects.
Teaching someone to behave as you would like them to behave by using intimidation and punishment only creates someone conditioned by submission. By teaching with rewards, the child has a greater sense of pride in themselves and are gaining extra confidence in themselves by doing good because it feels good, rather than because they have to.
Create a Stable Home Environment
When children have a home which is unstable or constantly changing they don’t have a strong sense of foundation. It is important for kids to know that they have their own space within a house which is theirs. Humans are naturally inclined towards wanting to have a space to nest in. Therefore providing a child with a home which they know is theirs and consistently a safe haven will do wonders for their overall confidence.
Use Words Of Encouragement Regularly
A few words of encouragement can go a long way when it comes to making a child feel good about themselves. When a child knows that they are appreciated and doing a good job then they feel more inclined to continue trying their best.
If you continuously tell someone what they are they will eventually start to believe it. If you tell a child over and over that they are unworthy or point out all of their negative traits it will eventually be all that they see within themselves. Choose to shower them with good things and they will flourish.
Give Them Physical Affection
From birth, babies need physical contact and signs of affection. This doesn’t stop when they get older. Try to give your kids hugs and kisses more regularly and you’ll find that they are much more confident when they step out into the world.
Knowing that they have you at home who loves them dearly is enough to make them feel like they can do anything.