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)

Tips:

Say “I love you”

Tell your children you love them.

Activities:

Create fun weekend and vacation experiences

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