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  • Writer's pictureLina Amin

Raising Confident Children in the 21st Century

At Astor International School we believe that confidence is the secret sauce for success and happiness in today's fast-paced world. For this reason, it's more important than ever to equip our children with the skills they need to soar. Let's explore some ways to raise confident children who will fearlessly take on the challenges of the 21st century!

Raising confidence in children with Astor International School

1) Allow them to make mistakes and fail

Oops, did your little one spill the milk or forget their homework? Don't stress! By allowing our children to make mistakes, to experience failures and to rectify them, we're giving them the opportunity to learn resilience, problem-solving, and the art of bouncing back. After all, even superheroes stumble before they can fly!

2) Encourage them to try new things

Why stick to the same old routine when you can ignite a sense of adventure in your child's heart? Encourage them to try new hobbies, sports, or activities that will ignite their curiosity. By exploring different interests, they'll gain a deeper understanding of their strengths and abilities, boosting their self-confidence along the way.

3) Praise perseverance

You know what's truly praiseworthy? Perseverance! Whether it's tackling a tough math problem or practicing a new musical instrument, celebrating your child's efforts and determination will create a sense of confidence in their own abilities. At Astor International School we praise perseverance and reward it with Astor Awards. This  is truly beneficial and encouraging for young learners. Remember, it's not just the finish line that matters, but the journey that builds their character.

4) Set goals

Imagine how awesome it would be for your child to have a clear sense of purpose and direction. Help them set goals, both big and small, that align with their passions and dreams. As they achieve these milestones, they'll experience the joy of success and the confidence that comes with accomplishing what they set out to do.

5) Model confidence

Who needs superheroes when we have you? Children learn by watching and emulating us. So, let's be a shining example of confidence! Show your children how to handle setbacks by bouncing back with positivity. Wear your self-assured attitude like a superhero cape and demonstrate the power of positive self-talk. Confidence is contagious!

Raising confidence in children with Astor International School

6) Show your love

Love and confidence go hand in hand. Create a safe and loving environment for your child to thrive. Offer them unwavering emotional support, heaps of encouragement, and a listening ear when they need to pour out their hearts. Celebrate their unique qualities, talents, and milestones. Let them know they're loved and cherished, exactly as they are.

Remember, it's a lifelong process, and every small step counts. By allowing them to make mistakes, trying new things, praising perseverance, setting goals, modeling confidence, and showering them with love, we'll nurture a generation of fearless dreamers and achievers.

Together with Astor International School, let's pave the way for a brighter future in the 21st century and beyond!


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