Raising a Confident Kid
All it takes is a little floor time. Get down to your child’s level to make a connection.
What You Need to Know
The most important thing you can give your child is you, according to licensed social worker Jennifer Kogan. Here are some ways to put yourself out there for your child.
- Spend some floor time. This is time when you get down to your child’s level and play a board game, garden, or play with the pet. Let her set the pace.
- Acknowledge her feelings
- Discuss behaviors without blaming.
- Solve problems together using steps outlined in the full article.
- Write your child a note of encouragement.
- When your child does something positive, tell her about.
How You Can Help
- Follow these steps to solve problems together. Define the situation that needs to change. List any possible solutions and read them over. Pick the solution that seems best to you both, and make a plan to carry it out.
- You need support too. Make time to spend with friends over lunch, go for a walk or bike ride, or relax with a book.
For more information about raising children with confidence, please see the full article:
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