Confidence is that sense of self-assurance we get from appreciating our own abilities or qualities, and from mastering new skills.
Confidence is that sense of self-assurance we get from appreciating our own abilities or qualities, and from mastering new skills. When children feel confident, they’re more able to remain optimistic in the face of adversity. There are simple ways grown-ups can help build little ones’ confidence.
Watch this short video, noting the four strategies highlighted:
- Acknowledge – help children feel seen and heard when we talk about feelings with them
- Introduce – change children’s perspective by introducing the concept of yet
- Remind – concrete examples give children “proof” that they can accomplish new things
- Compliment – offer compliments that encourage a growth mindset
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