Build up kids’ confidence by encouraging self-reliance

Teach children to do things for themselves and not to just rely on you. This can take time, practice and patience – make allowance for their age and abilities.

  • Avoid sarcasm – it can destroy confidence
  • Don’t overuse praise – encouragement works better (kids need coaches, not fans)


Say “I love you”

Tell your children you love them.


Create fun weekend and vacation experiences

Be inventive in deciding how to spend time with your children.