Winning Parenting Advice: Constructing Self Assurance
Your daughter or son’s pride in self is their mental underpinning. A self-assured child is assured, secure, cheerful, well-adjusted and thriving. They can work out difficulties that come their way, and do well under a loving parent’s nurturing care.
What are some good techniques to improve pride in selfin your child?
Most importantly, accept your child for who they are, and encourage them do the same. Teach your child that no one is perfect, and that everybody can make mistakes.
You must show how to learn and grow from their mistakes, and let them know that you also make errors. Children with high pride in self are able to take what they have learned from errors and bring them into play them down the road. A child with negative pride in self can become frustrated and use self deprecating behavior, such as calling themselves ’clumsy’ and declaring to ‘never try that again.’
You must your child uncover their potential and talents, and advocate ways for them to strengthen and improve them. Congratulate a child not only for advancements in abilities and skills, but also for the qualities they naturally own.
Inspire your child to make positive choices. Open a candid dialog with your child and exchange views on the options with them. Children who attain skills from making positive choices when they are younger are well-prepared for the difficult choices they will have to make when they are older.
Be sure to you spend lots of quality time with your child, at least two or three a week. Whether you are shooting baskets or going out for a meal, take time to chat and stay in touch. If you find it hard to fit in quality time during a very busy week, take the time to chat about things during the school run or while sitting around the dinner table.
Never forget, being a parent is the most important job you will ever undertake. You need to do it well.