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Encourage confidence and skill in your kids to prepare them for life

Each aspect of life demands you to be confident human being. The world of work has a cutthroat competition and has no place for those who cannot prove themselves. Even modern society respects those people who set new standards in life and inspire even others. You must turn your kids into confident human beings who have the confidence to live their lives on their own terms.

Do not compare

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Those people who compare the performance of their kids with their siblings or other kids make it hard for them to build self-confidence. You must not make them feel bad about themselves come what may. Your kids have different needs and requirements, as they are different human beings. You must accept them the way they are and help them grow further in life.

Let them learn from their own mistakes

smiling father and her daughter reading a book at home

As they say things learnt hard way are not easily forgotten, you must let your kids make mistakes and face failures in life. Overprotective parents always keep their kids from facing challenges that may actually help them learn a lot about life.

Kids must know that it is all right to fail at times or to get hurt since you can never be there with them all your life. Do not interrupt or help them complete their sentences when they try to express their feelings. It helps them rely upon their abilities.

Appreciate their efforts

Mother and child singing a song

It is good to praise your child but only when their deserve it. Do not tell them that they extremely good at sports if they are not as they may not try to improve themselves. At the same time, you must not discourage them as they may develop a poor self-image. Tell them that if they may not be the best but if they try hard they would surely be among the best ones. It is important that you tell them about the importance of hard work and consistent efforts in life.

Raise the standard with time

Portrait of happy mother and daughter painting with gouache

You must raise the standards for your kids as they grow up. Ask them to help you in cleaning their room or preparing lunch for picnic. Assign them new responsibilities of moderate difficulty level so that they learn to handle situations on their own. Let them to arrange their book self or polish their shoes. They can help you shop grocery or do laundry on weekends. It instills independence and a sense of responsibility, which eventually boosts up their confidence.

Help them accept their true selves

Happy parents and kid lying on garden with hands together

Kids may feel inferior when they watch their friends wear expensive clothes or riding a high-tech bicycle if you do not instill confidence in them. Do not let them get over conscious about the way they look or how they arrange their hair. Tell them that they are truly unique and they must love everything about themselves. Parents must teach their kids that richness of their thoughts and values make them valuable.

Help them pursue their passion

Adorable 3 year old boy covered in bright paint. Full body shot from above.

You must help your kids’ gets new exposures in life so that they could find their true passion. Once you get to know that your kids love to paint or dance, encourage them. Something that they love to do could give them a new direction in life. Do not impose your own choices on them as they have their own dreams to fulfill. Give words to your feelings and tell them that you would always support them no matter what.

Confidence plays a crucial role in life. It can help your kids overcome all hardships and come out as winners. Inculcate good manners in them and at the same time turn them confident human beings who never give up in life.


Dr Prem Jagyasi

Dr Prem is an award winning strategic leader, renowned author, publisher and highly acclaimed global speaker. Aside from publishing a bevy of life improvement guides, Dr Prem runs a network of 50 niche websites that attracts millions of readers across the globe. Thus far, Dr Prem has traveled to more than 40 countries, addressed numerous international conferences and offered his expert training and consultancy services to more than 150 international organizations. He also owns and leads a web services and technology business, supervised and managed by his eminent team. Dr Prem further takes great delight in travel photography.

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