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10 ways to build confidence in kids

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  The power of parents to shape a child is enormous.    Self-confidence is one area that parents have significant influence, particularly for children of primary school-age and below.   Kids in these years are on a journey to work out what they can do and how they can fit into their various groups. They are the confidence and esteem-building years.   As a parent, you are in THE prime position to mirror back to kids how they should see themselves. You do this through your messages, your expectations and how you treat your child.    Confidence is often confused with extraversion, assertiveness, self-assuredness and cockiness. It’s not necessarily so.    You can be quiet, introverted and be full of self-doubt but still feel and act confidently in a given social or learning situation.   Confidence is mor...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)

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