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7 Ways to Raise Confident Kids

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Model Confidence

Having a confident kid starts with having confidence yourself. Through modeling confidence at home, "you can give your child a love of learning, a love of challenges, a love of working towards a goal," says Ross. Tearing yourself down and being self-critical is contagious behavior, but being a confident parent gives your child a positive example to refer to when he's feeling self-doubt.