Adults may encourage children's confidence by making them feel capable, valuable, and independent. Teaching social and problem-solving skills is essential for preparing children for the challenges that life will present.
Activities that promote self-confidence are another entertaining and interesting technique to help kids develop their self-worth.
With your kids, try these self-confidence exercises to strengthen their sense of value. Before you continue, we thought you might like to see our Growth mindset Posters for kids
Practising yoga has many benefits. One of the main benefits is actual improvement in self confidence. There are many reasons why yoga improves self confidence.
When you practise yoga, you are not competing with anyone. You are trying to improve yourself. This progression adds a lot of confidence in kids
A strong body and straight posture help the mind become more confident
As one advances in the yoga practice, our concentration and clarity of mind also improves. This is an essential ingredient in yoga
Write a Letter to yourself:
Children can write letters to themselves. Writing improves clarity of thought than just talking. There are two types of letters that kids can write to themselves
You can ask your kids to reflect on some of the key activities in their life and write about how they have improved in the activity in the last one year. This letter can also talk about what they want to accomplish for themselves in this activity in the coming year
For example: Lets say your kid has been practising Badminton for a year now. He can write about how his backhand has improved or how his smashes have improved. He can also write about what he wants to accomplish this year, may be improve his game near the nets
Another example: If your kid has been working on his mathematics skills, he can write down how he learned tables last year, how he can solve complicated world problems. In the next year, his goal could be to improve his division skills.
Gratitude letter - Gratitude is a great confidence booster. If we are grateful for what we have there is no need for us to feel insecure. So regular gratitude exercises are very helpful to boost a kid’s self confidence. In the gratitude letter they will write a thank you note to themselves on the qualities they are proud of, on the relationships that they have built , on skills et
Play a Sport:
Sports teaches more life lessons than most activities. Outcome oriented sports are very good for the kid’s long term development. They learn a very important growth mindset while playing sport. They learn that we can't win everything. We often fail. But we can use those failures to learn lessons and build our skills further. They also learn to get out of their comfort zone with sports
Physical fitness is another aspect of sports. Fitness also helps in self confidence
Ask your child to draw himself and write some qualities of himself. Keep the sentences short and keep it in the present tense. You can give the kids a number, say 6 and ask them to write 6 positive self affirmations,
After they have written these affirmations, they can discuss this with you. They can discuss why they have written this particular affirmation about themselves
For example if the kid has written , “ I am kind” as an affirmation then he might explain why he thinks so with some incidents. He can explain that may be helped out a kid by sharing his lunch, or he shared his craft items.He could be helping some student in the school work.
Because affirmations are in the present tense and they are about positive traits. Kids become highly confident after the activity
Certificate of recognition:
This is a family group activity. You can ask all family members to look at the other family members for one or two positive traits and keep observing for a week. You can remind them at the start of the day to do it.
At the end of the week, the family members can write certificate of recognition for each other
For example, if you have observed that your kid has been regular with her homework, you can write in the certificate of recognition that . I certify that Neha finishes her homework promptly
This activity trains the brain to look for positives. When kids look for positives in the others, they look for positives in themselves as well and feel confident
According to research, persons who express thankfulness frequently likely to have higher self-esteem. Children learn to recognise the positive in themselves by purposefully noticing the positive in others, the world, and themselves.
kids may keep daily or weekly gratitude journal.As a parent you can provide prompts such as
_____________ made me smile today
__________ activity made me feel good
I am thankful for these people in my life_________
I am happy that I got to do ____________ ( visit the zoo may be?) this week
Are you looking for supporting tools to increase your children’s growth mindset and gratitude journey. Do take a look at our Growth mindset posters and banners for kids room