When our kids don’t believe in themselves, it’s often our instinct to try to build their confidence by reassuring them or trying to cheer them up.
But those attempts don’t tend to make kids feel better about themselves — at least not in the long run.
That’s because what kids really need isn’t reassurance… What they really need are tools for handling the difficult situations that they will inevitably face in life (even if we’re not there to reassure them).
In this episode, you’ll learn
- Why reassurance actually doesn’t help to build confidence
- A simple tool that will help children learn to believe in themselves
- Action you can take to help kids internalize this tool and use it automatically
Referenced in this Episode:
Your Parenting Long Game, Episode 1 (Band-Aid Parenting)
Your Parenting Long Game, Episode 2 (Your Parenting Long Game Framework)
Your Parenting Long Game, Episode 9 (Give Kids What They Need, Not What They Want)
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