21 Jun Confidence begins from the early years.
Have you as a parent ever been in a situation where you are in a gathering with your child; let’s say your child’s school graduation party and your child is been called upon to answer the simple mathematics question 2*2 which you are sure he knows because he always gets it correct on his tests and examination but he suddenly looks unsure; all eyes are on him and he begins to stammer and hides his face…. If you were to be this parent how would this make you feel? Sad right? Yes.
It is common Knowledge that the parent is the first person a child really comes in contact with when he/she is born. As a parent, it is your responsibility to build up your child’s self esteem so that he/she grows into a confident adult. It is important to understand your child, make him/her know he is unique, loved and encourage him/her always. This goes a long way in building the child’s confidence and helping the child achieve all the dreams you both have for the future.
“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.”
-Norman Vincent Peale.