10 Tips for Building Confidence and Security in Children

10 Tips for Building Confidence and Security in Children

Confidence and security in children: Educating safe children

A confident person is a person who trusts himself. Relying on ourselves provides us with a strength that makes us invulnerable to face everyday setbacks and achieve personal success and consequent well-being.

Confident people are capable of facing changes and facing the challenges that life offers them.

It is essential to educate children to develop confidence in their own capacities and abilities and in this way give them the confidence to be, to do, and to develop.

Trust and safety in children

Trusting yourself means believing in your own person. Belief is more important than power. He who believes in himself does not give up and worries about looking for alternatives that lead him to achieve his goals. Confidence is the key not to give up and to achieve personal goals.

A person who does not trust himself, on the other hand, will not be sure of his abilities, and will not have the strength to continue and learn from his mistakes. You will find it more difficult to achieve your goals, even if you have high abilities, master skills, and have the proper preparation.

Confidence, therefore, is one of the bases of an education aimed at happiness, well-being, and personal development.

What gives them confidence and security?

  • Healthy self-esteem.
  • Ability to face challenges and difficulties, looking for alternatives, and finding solutions.
  • They are not easily influenced.
  • They are able to express their opinions without the need to harm others.
  • It is one of the bases of a strong and mature personality.
  • Contributes to your emotional intelligence.
  • It is the force that makes it possible for them to achieve their own goals.
  • It is the basis for tolerating frustration and for learning.

How we can develop trust and security in children

  1. Believe in them, if you believe they can, they will also believe they are capable.
  2. Take care of your self-esteem, pay attention to comments or attitudes that can undermine it. Low self-esteem is the greatest enemy of security and confidence.
  3. Propose challenges that involve a certain level of difficulty but that they can overcome. If they are facing challenges, little by little they will develop confidence in themselves.
  4. Let them face their everyday problems alone. If the adult intervenes alone and solves their possible problems, they will not perceive themselves as capable of doing it themselves.
  5. Educate them in persistence and effortlessness. There are many occasions when to achieve personal goals, you will have to be persistent and make an effort.
  6. Teach them problem-solving strategies.
  7. Develop their autonomy. Autonomy is linked to safety, a safe person will be autonomous and vice versa.
  8. When they do something right, let them know. Tell him and show him.
  9. When they do something wrong, criticize the act and not the person. Help them discover what they did wrong and how they can do it to learn and not make the same mistakes.
  10. Take care of your safety and serve as an example.
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