How to Help Your Children Gain Confidence

Supporting your children with their confidence should always be something you think about, as suffering from low self esteem can have an enormous impact on the way that they feel on a day to day basis. Thankfully, there are a number of different steps that you can take as a parent to encourage your children to gain confidence, and it could be easier to get started today! So, if you’re interested in finding out more, then simply read on. 

Sign Them Up To Clubs, Teams & More 

One of the best ways to help your children increase their confidence is by signing them up to a variety of different clubs, teams and more. When you take such a step, you’ll be introducing them to a new environment with new people, and they’ll have to learn to adapt to the situation and try to make the most of the opportunity to make friends! Many parents utilize sports and other team games as a way to encourage their little ones to make friends, so there will no doubt be other children around that are in the exact same position as your son or daughter. Be sure to ask your child beforehand about what kind of clubs and teams you can sign them up for, as there will likely be so many to choose from and it’s important that they can start off with their best foot forward by identifying something they are interested in. From art classes to gymnastics and even survival skills courses to help them get outdoors, there are so many extra curricular activities that you can sign your children up for that will help to boost their confidence like never before. You can remain at the sidelines to support them during their first few sessions, but it can be of benefit to step back as your children reach teenage years so that their confidence can improve further. 

Encourage Them To Step Out Of Their Comfort Zone 
It’s more than likely that your children will come to you with any kind of fears, stresses or difficulties they might be having, and it’s important that you can approach these scenarios in the right way by encouraging them to step out of their comfort zone in certain situations. For example, many children have a fear of heights, so when faced with a particularly tall slide at the park they may be reluctant to climb up and play. You need to be the one to step in and inspire them to overcome their fears, reassuring them that you will be right there at the bottom waiting for them. The same goes for teenagers too, as it can be hard for them to develop independence unless you nudge them in the right direction. A great opportunity that you can take advantage of to encourage your teenagers to step out of their comfort zone is a an educational trip, as things like Rome tour packages are more affordable than you might think and can be immensely effective in boosting your teens confidence.

Enjoy every minute being a mom and continue to inspire your kids!

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Jodi Carlson is a mother of 2 children, wife, and a full time product owner at a large Insurance company. She is a mom just trying to juggle a full-time job with a family life. She shares countless tips and tricks of things she has experienced first hand with her kids. As she continues to guide and teach them to become caring, sensible and responsible human beings, all while working a full time job, maintaining a home and some how still allowing for some personal time and growth. Are you a Girl Scout Leader? Along with Mom Connecting Moms, she shares her 25+ years of Girl Scout experience over at Leader Connecting Leaders , there she shares ideas and resources to help leaders who are inspiring girl leaders of tomorrow plan their troop meetings. Check out Leader Connecting Leaders .