How to Help Build Your Kid’s Confidence

Your child can be as confident as anything they aspire to become

At Noddy by Elizabeth, we recognise that raising a confident child can be a challenge as well as a delightful experience. Growing children are sponges, always ready, willing, and able to soak up new and exciting sights and information wherever they turn. This is how they learn and develop. To fully enable kids to develop at their own pace, they need to feel confident. They need to feel they have the support and encouragement of the adults around them who they look up to.

Today, we would like to share a number of positive tips that parents can use to build their kid’s confidence. Of course, most of these tips are second nature. But some of these tips require a bit more consideration, such as not stepping in and giving them the space they need to figure things out on their own – this can be invaluable in helping to build a kid’s confidence.

Five Tips to Help Build a Kid’s Confidence

These five parenting tips can help build your child’s confidence. The most important thing to remember is that you’re the people your children look up to for guidance. You should always try to act positively and confidently in your own life, even if you’re not always feeling it!

Always See the Positive Side

Every child thrives on positive attention, but children also fail on occasion. Be the constant star in their orbit who allows them to fail but is there to help them up and dust them off before sending them off to try again at their latest challenge. Getting upset about a child making mistakes lowers their self-esteem and is unproductive. Always see the positives in whatever they do; they’ll learn to forget about the bad and focus on the good.

Encourage Perseverance

One of the most important and most difficult life skills to develop is perseverance. A parent who always looks favourably at their child’s efforts, whether successful or not, is a parent who will raise a confident and resilient child. The sooner they learn that nobody is perfect and their parent’s love is unconditional, the happier and more confident the child will be, and the harder they’ll try at things that may not come easily to them.

Allow Them to Explore and Try New Things

Every child wants to explore the world and see all there is to see. It’s the nature of children. Your child will gain a lot more confidence in their own capabilities if you trust them to explore the world safely and don’t always place limits on them “for their own good”.

Set Realistic Goals and Celebrate Achievement

As your child develops their skills and interests, it can be a confidence booster to set realistic goals that give them something to work towards. Celebrating their achievements underlines the accomplishment and gives them the knowledge and confidence to overcome something difficult and learn new skills.

Ask Them for Help

Pitching in with family chores can help build confidence in a child, particularly if you’re asking them to work alongside you on a difficult chore that tests their skills. Asking them for help also builds stronger family bonds and shows them they can be trusted.

Learn More About Noddy by Elizabeth

Enroll your child in a school that builds their confidence

At Noddy by Elizabeth, Our Reggio Emilia-inspired, child-led learning approach promotes confidence in children as they pursue their interests and learn new skills in our British Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) educational curriculum.

Young children learn best through independent and guided play. At our preschool, children participate in activities that promote learning while communicating and cooperating with their teachers and peers. The curriculum at Noddy by Elizabeth is designed to foster children’s creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving. We help children develop a belief in themselves and their abilities and teach them to have the patience and perseverance to keep trying when they fail.

Please book a tour of our school to learn more about our EYFS curriculum and how it can help raise self-esteem and inspire confidence in your child.