parenting Tips for Kids

Self-confidence – Change happens from within

This week we will work on confidence. This is important because if you win this battle within yourself, you’ll be able to conquer in the world at large. Confidence does not come from your parents or your teachers or coach. Everything starts with you and what you do. So this is where we start.

Looking at the cat in the mirror
Looking at the cat in the mirror
What is insecurity?
I’m sure there are times when you’re worried about what your peers think. I know you sometimes feel inferior because it happens to all of us. And sometimes you act arrogant just to hide your lack of confidence. And when you get jealous, angry or insecure because somebody beats you at something, this also a sign self doubt. These are symptoms of insecurity.

What is confidence?
If you would stand up for yourself and resist the pressures that your friends put on you — that is self-confidence. When you’re not overly concerned about being popular at school, this is a sign of self-worth. When you see your life as a positive, fun and exciting experience — this helps you have courage and determination. Trust yourself and go for your goals. At the same time, be happy for the successes of others. These are signs of confidence.

Here are some things we will do this week:

* Be gentle with yourself
* do small acts of kindness
* Keep the promises you make with yourself
* Be honest
* Tap into your talents.

Be Gentle with Yourself Today
Today, lets just focus on being gentle with yourself. This means not expecting yourself to be perfect. There are things you learned early and things you still need to learn. When your peers seem better than you, that’s okay. Everyone learns things at their own pace. It means laughing at yourself when you make mistakes. It means forgiving yourself when you make a mistake. Just learn from the mistake and move on. So learn to love yourself today, try your hardest but forgive yourself for not being perfect all the time.

I’m starting with the man in the mirror
I’m asking him to change his ways
And no message could have been any clearer
If you wanna make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself, and then make a change.

By Eric

Eric is still willing to sacrifice ample dignity in exchange for the smallest bits of attention -- it's pathetic really. Super father though, and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound...

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