Validating commending and celebrating accomplishments
Other benefits: they learn to recognize their strengths, accept or strengthen their weaknesses, handle defeat, expand their circle of friends and learn teamwork.
Here are 10 tips to help build self-confidence in your child: 1. This seems obvious, but it's probably the most important thing you can give your child. If you yell or ignore or make some other parenting mistake, give your child a hug and tell her you're sorry and you love her. It's important to give your child praise and positive feedback because children—especially young ones—measure their worth and achievements by what you think. If a child fails at something or shows no talent at a particular skill, praise the effort, but don't unrealistically praise the results.
Praise your child when they accomplish something in their budding pursuits.
If your son’s talent is playing guitar in a band, support his interest, as long as it doesn’t interfere with responsibilities like schoolwork. Children are more confident when they know who is in charge and what to expect.
As children get older they may have more input on rules and responsibilities.
But, it's important to remember that you are the parent—not a best friend.
In the same conversation, you can remind your child of the skills he or she possesses and how they can be developed and used. The old adage, "Try, try, try again," has merit, especially in teaching kids not to give up.