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1 Building Self-Confidence in your Child Tucson Unified Title1 Family Support

2 What is Self-Confidence? Self-confidence is a collection of positive beliefs and feelings that your child has about him or herself.

3 What is Included in Self-Confidence Beliefs that he has valuable, unique characteristics Expectations that she will be accepted and appreciated by others Optimistic feelings about her own abilities

4 Why is Self-Confidence Important? Provides children with protection (armor) to face life’s challenges. Gives children the self-assurance to try new things. Ability to keep trying in the face of obstacles. Skills to interact well with others. Ability to deal with unexpected difficulties.

5 Most Importantly!!! The Ability to Effectively Manage Their Own Behavior!

6 Strong Self-Confidence “Supports your child’s ability to handle everything from dealing with a school- yard bully to not getting their way at playtime to refusing illegal drugs.” (Dr. Liza Bonin, clinical psychologist for Texas Children’s Hospital’s Learning Support Center)

7 17 good things to say to your kids 1.I’m proud of you. 2.You really worked hard. (Be specific) 3.We all make mistakes. 4.That’s all right. 5.Thanks for helping. 6.I think you can be trusted to handle this! 7.Super work! 8.You’re right. 9.I love you. 10.Great try. 11.How thoughtful. 12.You figured that out. 13.I have faith in you. 14.You brighten my day! 15.Outstanding! 16.Thanks for being honest.

8 How to Build Self-Confidence in Your Child I.Give children the value they deserve A. Accept the person that they are. B. Whatever the children has done right, we shall provide them with great compliments and celebration as an encouragement to continue their successes.

9 How to Build Self-Confidence in Your Child II.Discipline your child when they are wrong A. Implementing discipline helps children choose appropriate behaviors and develop self-control. 1. Discipline provides structure and limits. 2. Discipline provides children with the skills to self-regulate their behavior and feel competent in social situations.

10 How to Build Self-Confidence in Your Child B. When your child has done something inappropriate 1. Give advice without yelling 2. Remind your child that they are in the process of learning, and that every mistake they make will create a value for learning a new thing.

11 How to Build Self-Confidence in Your Child III.Let Children Be Independent A. Patience is Key! 1. Remember it may take the child longer and it may be messy.

12 How to Build Self-Confidence in Your Child B. Give your Child the Time and Space they Need 1. Let your child learn from their mistakes. 2. Provide them with help if they need it. 3. Be proud if they have achieved their goal

13 Questions? Contact Priscilla McCraney TUSD Title 1 Family Support


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