At Minders Montessori school, we value confidence. But as much as we train our pupils to exude confidence, we cannot always be with them. At most, they spend 6-8 hours of their weekdays around teachers and other members of our staff but spend the rest outside the school.
Maureen Healy, the author of The Emotionally Healthy Child, explained that children need to build trust in their abilities. To achieve this, internal and external factors have their roles to play, with the external factors playing a larger role.
We have done extensive research and have put together a list that will surely boost your ability to make your children confident.
1. Project Confidence: Children mirror what they see in their parents. No matter the situation, showing your confidence in any situation will spur them to tackle any situation with confidence themselves. Remember, the aim is not to show you’re perfect. Acknowledge your anxiety but focus on the positive steps you’re taking.
2. Let Them Know 99.9 Perfection is Allowed: This way, you are teaching them to be excellent but helping them to know that they can make mistakes. Everyone makes a mistake. Don’t get upset about it. Instead, teach them to use their mistakes to do a better job.
3. Encourage their Creativity: If you have seen our social media handles, you will be aware of the level of creativity we encourage in Minders Montessori School. You need to do the same. Give them reasons to diversify. Remember, your creativity is not their own creativity.
4. Allow Them To Fail: At one point or the other, humans all fail at something. As much as we aim to train them to know how special they are, they will meet a situation that will first bring them to their knees. Always remind them that: to jump high, one must first bend down or squat.
5. Praise Their Perseverance: When you notice their grit or thick skin, never forget to praise it. Resilience is a great characteristic of success. When you notice them bouncing back on their feet, praise them.
6. Guide them in Finding Their Passion: When you encourage them to seek what they love, they become confident.
7. Goals in Bits: You need to set goals for them. Encouraging them through each task- where successful or not- would make them more confident.
We trust that you will do all you can to bring the best in your child. Minders School cares.
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