Wondering how to raise your kids to be confident? Read this

Confidence is a skill of incredible importance, though is one, I would argue, not a lot of us possess. We likely all can think of someone we know who is a strong example of what confidence entails, but using the skill to benefit ourselves can be challenging, and a lot of us wrongly associate confidence with arrogance and therefore avoid any form of confidence.

Instilling confidence in children, especially in today’s day and age, is hugely important. I don’t think we have ever encountered such young individuals being body-conscious to the extent we are in current generations, and this is a troubling realization.

Understanding how to raise children to be confident doesn’t have to be complicated, though, and an article from The Good News Network explains why.

“82% of parents are making a daily, concerted effort to raise their children to be confident, according to a new survey.

“A poll of 1,000 parents of school-aged children found 47% said they make sure they themselves are a good example of confidence for their children.

“And 54% inspire confidence in their kids by allowing them to do things themselves.

“The study, conducted by OnePoll in conjunction with Stokke, aimed to determine how parents approach their child-rearing habits and discovered 73% said seeing their children exhibit confidence makes them feel like they’ve mastered their parenting skills.

“Additionally, 74% said having a close relationship with their children is vital to their kids’ confidence.

“Parents also hope to boost their kids’ overall confidence by celebrating milestones. However slight, 78% of parents make an effort to celebrate all those little ‘firsts,'” the article explains.

When you stop and think about it, incorporating confidence into a child’s upbringing doesn’t have to be all that difficult. Confidence is a skill that lasts a lifetime, and bestowing it on our youth has never had more value than it does now and will in the near future.

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