Friday, 19 April 2013

Building confidence in children

From infancy to adulthood children face a range of changes and potential problems along the way. While we can't step in and live their lives for them, we can arm them with the tools they need to contend with each stage of their lives.

Helping to build confidence in children is a great way to help your child cope with the ups and downs of childhood.

Confidence can help a younger child manage the friendship problems they commonly experience, as well as helping children of all ages deal with sibling rivalry, problems with schoolwork and bullying, among other issues.

A confident child is more resilient to the fluctuations of life. They will not take things personally or blame themselves for things that are not their fault and can therefore find it easier to deal with the sorts of issues that crop up in childhood and adolescence.

Want to learn to build confidence in children?
First Psychology Scotland is running two FREE events this spring aimed at parents and educators of children and young people. You will come away with a range of tips and tools that will help you build confidence in children!

Glasgow: 9 May, 7-8.30pm, Centre for Contemporary Art

Edinburgh: 16 May, 6.30-8pm, City Art Centre

Places for both events are limited so book now to avoid disappointment!

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