Monday, September 7, 2020

How to Instill Confidence in Toddlers at Home

How to Instill Confidence in Toddlers at Home - daycare - Montessori West

Just as your daughter is given a “can-do” attitude in daycare, you can help build confidence at home. This starts by simply spending time at her level. Participating in her activities and games with enthusiasm shows her that what she does matters to you. And that is the start of a positive attitude you can expand on.

Encouragement Over Discouragement

Teaching daycare children confidence begins by believing that you can accomplish your goals. As Henry Ford said, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can't – you're right.” It is of the utmost importance to encourage your children to try and then try again. Success is always on the horizon for those who are willing to attempt things one more time.

The Importance of Inclusion

Helping do small jobs in the yard, helping prepare dinner, and being asked for opinions on various matters are all important for both the confidence doing those things entails and the feeling of inclusion they instill. If your child is always left out of the current activities she will develop an attitude of being an outcast that will make it difficult to take chances and show initiative as she gets older.

Appropriate Responsibilities

Your daughter may not be ready to do the laundry, but she is capable of taking on small responsibilities like watering the flowers, feeding the family pet, picking up behind herself, and much more. By establishing a routine of regular household activities for your daughter, you show her that you have faith in her abilities to achieve goals, and your confidence will be contagious. 

Look for opportunities to praise your child for a job well done, whatever that job may be. Remember, she only has a handful of years in this world, and her experiences so far are few. By showing her that what she does is important to you, you are also teaching her that doing things will gain favor with other people, and that will give her the confidence to try instead of being caught in the web of what she thinks she cannot do.

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