The simplest way to boost your child’s self-confidence is a positive mindset. The best and greatest gift you can give is to build a positive mindset in your child from the infant stage. Though it may look like your child does not understand what you say to him/her, he understands that when you smile, you love him/her. Let your child always see the positive side of every situation. Whether or not it might tend to produce adverse effects on your child.
Parents should support their children where praise is due. Give your child positive feedback. It is important to measure their worth and achievements by what you think. If your child fails, tell him to repeat their efforts and practice and that sometimes, it is alright to move on after you’ve given your best efforts.
Ensure that you set goals with your child. The biggest mistake you can make is to deceive your child that he can’t do something when you know that the least he can do is to try. Guide your child to set realistic and achievable goals to help avoid the feeling of failure. If the goal is a stretchy one, discuss some reachable short-term steps along the path.
Instill independence in your child. Allow your child to do something by himself at an early age so that when he grows older, he doesn’t always need to rely on his parents all the time to do certain things. Make sure your child understands the importance of looking after himself. Introduce him to household chores and simple cooking such as how to whisk eggs or how to toast bread.
Teach your child resilience. Let your child know that there will always be times when he/she will fail or have setbacks, but the best part is with persistence and resilience, they will get what they desire. Giving up will never get him where he want to go. With this, he/she learns that setbacks are only a part of life and not a determinant of their future.