Presentation on theme: "Building Self-Confidence in your Child"— Presentation transcript:
1Building Self-Confidence in your Child Tucson Unified Title1 Family Support
2What is Self-Confidence? Self-confidence is a collection of positive beliefs and feelings that your child has about him or herself.
3What is Included in Self-Confidence Beliefs that he has valuable, unique characteristicsExpectations that she will be accepted and appreciated by othersOptimistic feelings about her own abilities
4Why 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.
5The Ability to Effectively Manage Their Own Behavior! Most Importantly!!!The Ability to Effectively Manage Their Own Behavior!
6Strong 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)
717 good things to say to your kids I’m proud of you.You really worked hard. (Be specific)We all make mistakes.That’s all right.Thanks for helping.I think you can be trusted to handle this!Super work!You’re right.I love you.Great try.How thoughtful.You figured that out.I have faith in you.You brighten my day!Outstanding!Thanks for being honest.
8How to Build Self-Confidence in Your Child Give children the value they deserveA. 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.
9How to Build Self-Confidence in Your Child Discipline your child when they are wrongA. 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.
10How to Build Self-Confidence in Your Child B. When your child has done something inappropriate1. Give advice without yelling2. 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.
11How to Build Self-Confidence in Your Child Let Children Be IndependentA. Patience is Key!1. Remember it may take the child longer and it may be messy.
12How to Build Self-Confidence in Your Child B. Give your Child the Time and Space they Need1. 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
13Questions? Contact Priscilla McCraney TUSD Title 1 Family Support