As a parent, boosting your child’s confidence makes them responsible and also makes them aware of the situations.
Many times, it has seen kids start acting weirdly, or I would say silly when we ask them to present something to relatives or guests, a typical scenario of every Indian house. In such cases, parents become aggressive and scold their children, which negatively affects their mental being and also demolishes them emotionally.
On the other hand, parents who speak softly to their children in such situations and help them to understand how to act in those situations build therapeutic relationships and enhance their confidence level.
The parents who talk bad or rudely to kids – make them shattered. All its effects can be seen in different situations, such as kids becoming shy and scared to speak or represent themselves, whether it’s a school function or a class presentation.
If you want to teach your kids how to be more responsible and yet have some fun, then you should start involving them in games or any other activities that open their hearts. Doing this makes them more comfortable and humble. They get to better understand the situation when they have a helping hand from their parents. As parents, it is your responsibility to make your kind encouraging, and self-confident.
In this article, I will be telling you five helpful tips to boost your shy child’s confidence.
The best way to build confidence in children is to instill a sense in ourselves or be very confident when we speak or do our work in front of our children. It is well known that children have greater absorbing power while they are young, so when we are confident, our children notice our actions and develop the same confidence and style in them.
If parents exhibit low confidence, this has an impact on their children. If you maintain a good attitude in your activities, the children will respond positively.
1. Increase their Responsibility:
Giving a child a challenge that is somewhat beyond her ability is one of the best methods to make her believe in herself. When a child overcomes a hurdle, it raises their self-esteem tremendously and inspires them to try additional activities that previously appeared difficult.
For example, if you generally do not allow your children to assist you in the kitchen, invite them to assist you in baking cupcakes for your next celebration. For the task, have them crack and whisk the eggs. Thank your child for their assistance in making the work easier and more enjoyable. While your guests are enjoying the cupcakes, remark how your child assisted in the preparation of the eggs for the delicious cupcakes. This boosts your child’s self-esteem by making them feel like they can contribute something useful to others.
2. Their Views Are Important!
It is beneficial to your child’s IQ to encourage independent views and opinions in them. They will feel more confident and speak up more if they realize that their thoughts are valued.
For example, if you’re going grocery shopping with your son, give him two options for laundry detergent. Discuss why he picked one over the other with him, and support his decision. When your family finds that they appreciate the new detergent’s scent, congratulate your son on his decision in front of the group. It’s a small but significant step in the direction of him feeling that his ideas might help others.
3. Encourage Speaking Up in Public:
When you’re out, don’t stand up for your kids. Encourage children to speak up in a variety of situations. As a result, kids find their own voice and method of connecting with the world.
For example, if you’re having guests over, stand behind them and have them meet the guests. Encourage them to order on their own when you go out to dine. Instead of being threatening, their proactive activities will create increased social confidence!
4. Confidence Follows Service!
Understanding and meeting the needs of others is one of the most effective ways to develop character and confidence. Discuss how your family can improve someone’s life. Make it a fun game by having everyone observe the needs of the community and then deciding together the ones your kids will help with.
For example, could your elderly neighbor benefit from having her dog walk? Could you cook dinner for the young parents next door together? How about chipping in to clean up after a friend’s next BBQ? At the conclusion of the day, talk with them about how their effort benefited others.
5. Get the best out of them:
As children enter middle school, they become more aware of other children’s abilities and less aware of their own. If not addressed, this can lead to feelings of insecurity and low self-esteem. As a result, it is essential for you, as a parent, to be more careful in recognizing and praising your child’s distinct qualities. Compliments that are specific sticks! They have a stronger feel to them.
If your son is skilled at drawing, compliment them by saying, “you capture people’s character so beautifully in your drawings.” When your opinion is real and personal to them, your kid will believe it.
Remember that kids gain confidence through their achievements, no matter whether it is big and small, or also not, because their parents tell them they’re great. When kids do something, whether it’s brushing their teeth or riding a bike, they gain a sense of self-worth and tap into the high-octane fuel of confidence.
Display and praise artwork that they create.