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How to help improve your child’s confidence

Confidence is a vital trait that children need to develop to become well-rounded adults.

Here are some ways you can help improve your child's confidence:

1. Praise them for their efforts

When your child accomplishes something, even if it's small, be sure to praise them for their efforts. This will help them feel good about themselves and encourage them to keep trying new things.

2. Encourage them to take risks

Encourage your child to take risks and try new things, even if they might fail. This will help them develop resilience and a growth mindset, which can increase their confidence.

3. Provide opportunities for success

Give your child opportunities to succeed by setting realistic goals and providing the resources they need to achieve them. This will help them build confidence in their abilities.

4. Help them build positive relationships

Positive relationships can help build confidence. Encourage your child to spend time with friends and family who support them.

5. Teach them to focus on their strengths

Encourage your child to focus on their strengths rather than their weaknesses. This will help them develop a positive self-image and build confidence.

6. Model confident behaviour

Finally, model confident behaviour for your child. Be positive and upbeat, and don't let setbacks discourage you. Children often learn by example, so if you display confidence, your child is more likely to follow suit.

Remember, building confidence takes time and effort, so be patient and consistent in your approach. With your support and encouragement, your child can develop the confidence they need to succeed in all areas of their lives.

At Prepped, we provide anxiety workshops to help improve a child’s confidence. If you would like to find out more, contact Prepped on 01284 658777 or email


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