Many people don’t realize that self-confidence is a skill that can be developed.  One of the best ways to help is to give them opportunities to learn something new – to challenge themselves and stretch outside of their comfort zone.  Succeeding at something new leads to a sense of accomplishment, which in turn, builds their self-confidence.

Give your children as many opportunities to be successful as you can find.  Start small with things like putting together a simple model, making a tie-dye t-shirt, drawing or painting, making chocolate chip cookies, or engaging in something fun or creative.  Even household activities such as raking the front lawn, folding their own laundry, and setting the table can build confidence. And hey, you can bulid their skills & get help too! Have you seen the Dyson “toy” vacuum cleaner that actually cleans? Anyway I digress..

Remember that success begets success!

Lauren

And it just might be an experience they never forget 🙂

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