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How To Raise a Confident Child Without Spoiling Him

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When a child is in its infancy, it is imperative that the child is in an environment that is caring and stimulating. Any child will be curious and hesitant when it is placed in an environment that stimulates its senses. Some children are more confident than others and take to the new environment in the preschool like a duck to the water. It is important that the less confident children are also given encouragement and support so their full potential can flower. A Mother toddler program is one of the instances where the child can be guided to have full confidence.

Young parents are often guilty of being helicopter moms and shepherd their children in whatever activity they do. The trick is to hit the balance between appropriate support and over protection. Our minis, mom and me, pre- nursery and nursery programs helps all the kids to become confident since their childhood 

Helping your child grow into a self-assured individual without becoming overindulged or spoiled is a delicate balancing act. Instilling healthy confidence promotes success in life but too much pampering can lead to entitled behaviors. Use these tips to nurture your child’s self-esteem while still setting reasonable limits.

11 Important Tips To Raise A Confident Child 

1. Give praise

Praise your infant for the little things they do, even if it is not done with full perfection. Your words of encouragement will help to develop a sense of confidence. At the end of the day their efforts and their approach to the task is worthy of praise.

2. Ask for their advice:

In matters that concern your child, ask the little one for their opinion. This small exercise makes them feel valued and you never know if their opinion could be valuable and offer you fresh insight into the activity.

3. Tiny jobs

As a parent, you will want your toddler to have high self-esteem and one of the ways that this can be achieved harmoniously is when you give the toddler instructions to complete a job of their capability on their own. It will help the toddler to display his or her skill and they can take pride from their contribution to the job.

4. Do not rescue them

If your toddler is stuck during performing of a particular activity or a task, don’t bail them out immediately. Yes, it matters that you have an eye on them but as long as they come to no harm, let them extricate themselves from the mess. As a parent, you know the competency level of your child and it helps to give them some independence to extricate themselves.

5.  Do not compare

Each and every child is different and is good at different things. A lot of parents in the course of giving examples inadvertently compare their children to someone else. This happens to be a human trait but it is not of any use. Your child on being compared might feel hurt and disappointed, so watch your words.

6.  Cut down on negativity

Do not use statements like “you cannot do this” or “you are not old enough”. Use positive words like “I will help you” and “we can do it together”.

7. Set Clear Rules and Boundaries

Children thrive when they have structure and know what’s expected of them. Set clear rules and enforce them consistently, but avoid being too strict. Offer explanations for rules so kids understand the reasoning. Boundaries show you care about their wellbeing.

8. Allow Natural Consequences

Don’t shield your child from the negative outcomes of poor choices. Allow them to experience natural consequences sometimes, as it builds accountability. If they miss homework, don’t make excuses to the teacher. Have them do extra chores to earn money for toys.

9. Teach the Value of Earning Rewards

Children feel more pride in rewards they’ve earned through hard work. Provide opportunities for them to complete tasks to earn privileges or treats. For example, finishing chores earns screen time or getting good grades means a trip to the movies. This motivates kids.

10. Avoid Giving Them Everything They Want

It’s normal to want to give your child everything but being mindful of overindulging promotes gratitude. Teach them to save towards big purchases. Set a reasonable budget for gifts and toys. Say no sometimes so they don’t expect constant gratification.

11. Model Humility and Gratitude

Kids notice your example. Model being humble about your own achievements and grateful for what you have. Thank others and avoid bragging. Discuss what privileges you have others lack. Volunteer as a family to build empathy.

Parents from an early time expect that their child will develop into a confident individual. SIS Prep Gurgaon is an elite play school in Gurgaon where your child will learn and grow in confidence at the same time. All you need to do is to follow the above tips and have a little patience.

March 13, 2023