Do you have a child or teen in your life who could use a boost in their confidence? A child that has so much to offer the world, but they can’t see it themselves? The alarming facts are that many children and teens today suffer from low confidence and self-esteem. There are so many challenges they deal with every single day and many don’t have the skills to work through their struggles. So they bury their feelings and carry this burden for months or even years. Building confidence through communication can changes lives and be accomplished through 3 simple steps.
- Ask the right questions – The natural tendency of adults is to talk to our children more about what we want to know and less about what our children want to say. How can we find out if they are struggling with anxiety if we are only asking “how was your day at school? How would we know they feel alone if we only ask “how did you do on your test today?”
- Listen – Make time every day to listen to your child. This should be quality time without interruption. Children do not feel important if you ask them a question and as they answer you are focused on something else. All children need to be heard.
- Make them feel important – Every child needs and deserves to feel important and worthy. All children feel more comfortable talking if they have your complete attention without interruption
Every feeling, every dream, every accomplishment starts with a thought. The thought becomes a reality when given a voice.
Taking time to connect to our children is the most powerful tool we have.
Blessings, Dee Dee
Dee Dee is the founder and CEO of Letz Talk, Inc., a company that brings inspiration and hope to children and teens by building confidence and self-esteem through communication. She invites you to ask you children questions. Enter their answer for your chance to win a Care Mail ™ Mailbox!
- Posted by deedeefanning
- On February 13, 2016
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