As a preschool teacher, I watched many children became more confident and self-assured as they learned and completed new tasks and goals.
It’s only natural that as parents you want to instill confidence in your kids. Confident children believe in themselves and are able to face new challenges without fear—essential factors for a happy and fulfilling life.
Although each child is different, there are a few general guidelines you can follow to build your kids’ confidence.
Make time for play
Playtime is one of the best investments you can make in your child. The hours you spend playing with your children show them that they are valuable and worth your time.
Focus your attention on your child during play. Children are perceptive and will know if your mind is elsewhere. Dedicate yourself to the game that you and your child are playing. That shared imagination brings you closer together and lets your child know that you’re listening to them.
The life of a preschool teacher is a hectic one, and I often spent time multitasking. However, when it came to playtime, I gave the kids my full attention and jumped into their play with both feet. The bonds I shared with my students were often built during this important time together.
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