Confident Kids

10 confidence-building strategies every parent and teacher should know

Children with healthy self-esteem and self-confidence learn more, achieve more and are generally happier than those with low c... Read more

2-4, 5-10, 11-14, 14+

20 jobs to work your way out of

Most parents I speak with want their children to become independent. They want their children to be able to make their own cho... Read more

2-4, 5-10

A fit brain works best

Helping our kids to stay brain fit helps them to think better, achieve more and sets them up for greater success as they grow ... Read more

5-10, 11-14

Anxious kids

Anxiety in children is a growing concern, but your approach as a parent can make a huge difference to children’s anxiety... Read more

2-4, 5-10, 11-14

Children who worry

Some children are real worry-warts. Get an understanding of why some children are anxious and what parents can do to ease thei... Read more

5-10, 11-14

Creating creative kids

Dr Jenny Brockis explains the 4 main ingredients for creativity and why creativity is so important for whole brain development... Read more

5-10, 11-14, 14+

Do you let your kids amaze you?

As the gatekeepers for children’s independence we can give children opportunities to develop self-help skills; provide t... Read more

2-4, 5-10, 11-14

Encouragement vs Praise

The messages kids hear from their parents have a huge impact on children’s self-esteem and confidence. There is no great... Read more

2-4, 5-10, 11-14, 14+

Eradicating Discouragement

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2-4, 5-10, 11-14, 14+

Exploring the Neighbourhood? How Young, How Far?

The holidays are a time of exploration and adventure for kids. Kidproof’s Catherine Gerhardt shares with you some great ... Read more


Five C's of confidence

Confidence is such an important component for children’s success. Confident kids take more learning and social risks, so... Read more

2-4, 5-10, 11-14

Helping students prepare for NAPLAN tests

The most resilient children and young people are those who rise to meet rather than retreat from the challenges presented to t... Read more

5-10, 11-14

How to develop your child’s talents.

Want to unlock your child’s talents? Then you’d better pay more heed to your child’s environment than his or... Read more

5-10, 11-14

How to move your child from worrier to warrior

As a parent of a worrier, and also a natural born worrier myself, I’m a collector of ideas and strategies to better mana... Read more

2-4, 5-10, 11-14, 14+

Make this year your child's best ever at school

Seven ideas to help you make the most of a fresh start and make this year your child's best ever year at. Read more

5-10, 11-14

Making a smooth start to secondary school

Getting used to new subjects and new teachers, as well as forming new friendships are just some of the requirements of this pe... Read more


Raising sensitive kids

Do you have a sensitive child? You know, a child who takes everything you or others say to heart; a child who has a thin skin ... Read more

2-4, 5-10, 11-14

Reducing anxiety in teen girls

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health problems for young Australians – and one of the biggest risk factors... Read more

11-14, 14+

Helping kids make friends

Friendships are important for children’s happiness and well-being. Friendships skills are often caught, but they can als... Read more

2-4, 5-10, 11-14

10 markers of self-esteem & confidence

What is self-esteem and how do you know if your child has healthy self-esteem or not? Read more


10 ways to build confidence in kids

Confident kids are more likely to make the most of their potential as they’ll extend themselves both socially and learni... Read more

2-4, 5-10

Communicating confidence in kids

Children thrive when the adults in their environment communicate their belief in children’s abilities to achieve and str... Read more


Create junior versions of the game

Effective parents help kids develop the skills of self-sufficiency and independence from a very early age. Here's an easy ... Read more

2-4, 5-10

Positive framing & self-talk

Children’s self-talk impacts on how they think and feel about themselves. Positive self-talk makes for more confident ki... Read more

5-10, 11-14, 14+

Skilling kids up for confidence

What is confidence?   In this interview with journalist Penny Mulvey Michael discusses the head, heart and hands appr... Read more

2-4, 5-10

Starting or returning to school or pre-school

Here are some great, practical tips to make sure that the ‘big day’ is a great day.   Read more

2-4, 5-10

Taking responsibility – the mark of true leadership

Most parents want their children to be responsible for their actions. Taking responsibility means that a child sees a problem ... Read more

2-4, 5-10, 11-14

The many faces of independence

Here are 5 ways for parents to give their children the skills, encouragement and support in their quest for independence. ... Read more

2-4, 5-10, 11-14, 14+

The secret to raising confident kids

The way to raise happy, confident kids is deceptively simple. It hasn’t changed since the dawn of time. Read more

2-4, 5-10, 11-14, 14+

The Self-esteem Conundrum

We all know that healthy self-esteem is linked to a child’s healthy development, well-being and achievement – but ... Read more

5-10, 11-14

What to say when kids become anxious

7 practical things to say to kids to help them when they feel anxious. Read more

2-4, 5-10, 11-14

Where does your child feel confident?

Children need to find their 'thing' where they are confident, and (as we know) not all children are the same... Read more


Helping anxious kids

It’s important to remember that anxiety is normal and part of everyday life. However it can be debilitating unless it&rs... Read more


How much should parents push kids?

We need to find a balance where we can inspire our children from the inside out. Read more


Pets are great for kids

Pets contribute to children’s healthy development in a number of ways. Read more

2-4, 5-10

Social skills for children

Parents can help kids develop important social competencies by teaching them sociable behaviours at home, being good role mode... Read more

2-4, 5-10

Benchmarking kids - a very human error

Have you ever compared your child’s behaviour, academic progress or social skills with a sibling, or your friend’s... Read more

2-4, 5-10, 11-14, 14+

The secret ring of confidence

Here are three confidence building ideas that have the capacity to have a big impact on your chil's confidence levels. Read more


Turning gun play into fun play

As confronting as it can be to see a child armed with a toy gun, there are actually benefits to imaginary play – provide... Read more

2-4, 5-10

The art of encouragement

Most parents are well aware of the notion of praise but are we going too far?  Read more

5-10, 11-14, 14+

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