Dear Parents & Guardians,
In September we will be working on the character lesson: SELF-CONFIDENCE.
Self-confidence is an important character trait. Those who have self-confidence tend to be more content with life.
They bounce back faster from challenges: they are not afraid to take risks and learn new things: they accomplish more because they believe in their abilities: and they stay committed to sports and activities longer because they do not let obstacles get in their way.
Here is a guideline regarding children and self-confidence based on age:
With children ages 3 and 4; they are learning about new things that make them feel good. Teach them how to believe in themselves by using lots of positive language and praise
With children ages 5 & 6; they are learning how to process both positive and negative feelings. Teach them how to overcome negative feelings by focusing on positive feelings.
With children ages 7 to 9; they are learning how to identify other people that are confident. Teach them how to look up to and copy confident people.
With children ages 10 and up; they are learning how to be self-reliant. Teach them how to set and accomplish personal goals.