How do we help our children grow their self-confidence?

Body-KarmaContributed by Jennifer Shearer. How well do we actually know our kids? With summer coming to a close and kids getting ready to return to school, there will be many emotions going on in their sweet little minds.
This is a wonderful time to start planting the self-confidence seeds with your children and here are a few tips on how to do that.
LISTEN to your children.  This lets them know that they are of value & when they believe this it is much easier for them to feel self-assured.
INDEPENDANCE is key.  By allowing children to do things on their own and succeed, the more they learn to trust and believe in themselves.
POSITIVE self-talk has huge impact on confidence.  They are able to separate their actions from their worth.  They can then learn from a mistake rather than feeling they themselves are a failure.
PRAISE in the most genuine way possible.  Making everything they do into the biggest and best deal can actually work against you and them.  Kids often notice when we are not being genuine as well, so let’s keep it real.
I wish you all a smooth transition back to school and stay tuned for my Emotional Literacy program It’s OK to be YOU: a guide to building self-confidence in young children coming this Fall.
Jennifer Shearer Owner of Body Karma, a wellness-based business focused on Personal Empowerment
www.bodykarmawellness.com

TwitterGoogle+FacebookLinkedInDiggStumbleUponBlogger PostDeliciousShare

Other News

Pumpkin-Parade-image-Oct-18-IMG_6194---potential-banner

PUMPKIN PARADE

Contributed by Carolyn Jarman. Show up, show off and shine on one more night. The 6th annual Cabbagetown Pumpkin Parade is held every November 1st from 5-9pm in Riverdale Park West.  This fun filled … [Read More...]

Alumnae theartre photo of cast Oct 18

FireWorks Festival

The Alumnae Theatre offers three fresh plays, innovatively staged for its FireWorks Festival, running from 7-25 November.   These three plays, The Pigeon by Chloë Whitehorn, Moving On by … [Read More...]

Self Esteem vs Self Compassion…

Contributed by Katie Mead. I work with a lot of young adults. And a common theme is emerging: self-esteem. Considered developmental nirvana, we all know we need it. But what exactly is … [Read More...]

ROAD SAFETY TIPS IN SCHOOL ZONES

Contributed by Tony Lafazanis – Personal Injury and Disability Insurance Lawyer. During the school year, it’s important to be extra cautious when driving in school zones. The following are some road … [Read More...]

Spruce--New-Roots-Dinner-Series-image

New Roots Dinner Series

Oh what a night! Contributed by Kim Alke – owner of Spruce Cabbagetown. The First Annual New Roots Dinner Series, created by Daniel et Daniel as a fundraiser for Green Thumbs Growing Kids, was held … [Read More...]

trick-or-treat-image---Jen-Shearer-article-Oct-18-IMG_7070-(002)

Teaching our kids about balance…

Contributed by Jennifer Shearer. Fall is such a wonderful time a year. Food begins to shift from light and leafy to warm and hearty. October shows up, kids get excited for Halloween and parents begin … [Read More...]

lucy-trois-sign

Why I am voting for Lucy Troisi

Contributed by Carmine, Cabbagetown South Resident. In 10 short months we’ve seen Lucy fight for our neighbourhood safety and well being more so than any other candidate, incumbent, or past … [Read More...]

Katie-Mead-

What is Gestalt Psychotherapy?

Contributed by Katie Mead. I fancy myself a pretty good writer. But when I sat down to write the copy for my website, I was flummoxed. Damn, it was hard! Where to start? Who am I? What do I stand for? … [Read More...]

Reap What You Sow with Green

Contributed by Kevin from Kendall & Co. Tuesday October 2nd, Cabbagetown’s creative businesses play host to a fundraiser benefitting Green Thumbs Growing Kids.   Green Thumbs Growing … [Read More...]