Build confident kids through challenge

Mom and dad at son's graduation

Encourage children to challenge themselves as they grow and learn, and celebrate milestones and successes.

  • Create a family celebration for all milestones and successes, eg a special meal, with speeches
  • Establish a ‘no put down’ rule about all things
  • Encourage reasonable risk
  • During discipline, show them you believe in them, eg. “this isn’t like you” or “you’re better than that”

Tips:

Spend time together before school

Start work later occasionally and do things with your kids instead.

Activities:

Grow a garden together

Help your child to learn about nature and plants by growing herbs, vegetables or even flowers together.