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11/07/2014
A confident child is a happy child and, on top of that, confidence is likely to lead them to academic success as they approach challenges with a grin rather than a grimace. Make sure your child is self-assured and raring to go by following these tips courtesy of The Tutoring Center in Sugar Land.

Be positive

Your child’s confidence is in large part based on how they feel you perceive them. Make sure you make it clear that you value them, that their opinions are important and matter to you, and so forth. Of course, there is a fine line between this approach and praising them regardless of their behaviour; you do need to make sure to admonish and punish any unacceptable actions to make sure your child knows what’s wrong and what’s right.

Teach resilience

Though positivity is important, it’s also crucial that your child learn that they cannot succeed 100% of the time. What is vital is to teach your child that failure offers opportunities to improve rather than simply showing that your child is inadequate. If your child feels they have failed at something, sit down with them and talk through steps they could take to do better next time. Offer your sympathy, but avoid pity and false praise.

Encourage independence

Trying and succeeding at new things can provide a tremendous boost to a child’s self-esteem. Provide lots of opportunities for your child to try things independently of you (of course, you can watch from the sidelines to ensure they’re safe) so that they feel empowered. Try, for example, showing them how to make their lunch for school and then asking if they would like to try having a go, or asking them to work out what route you will take through the park or at the zoo.

Nurture their passions

If your child shows an interest in a sport, a musical interest, or another hobby such as reading or dance, then support this as far as possible. Physical activities are especially good as they foster body confidence too, but if your child is not an avid sports fan then don’t push them into it (as long as they are getting sufficient exercise). Being supported in fulfilling their passions will make your child feel talented and valuable.

It’s important to keep on top of how your child is doing at school, not just academically but also personally. Read our tips on what to ask your child’s teacher to stay informed about your child’s progress.

If your child needs help in any academic subject area, The Tutoring Center is ready and waiting. We offer free diagnostic assessments that enable us to tailor our approach to exactly suit your child’s needs; that’s why ours is the most effective tutoring in Sugar Land. Call (281) 980-1242 to find out more.

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