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How to raise a confident and optimistic child

Instead of shielding your child from stressful situations, allow them to make decision in your presence.

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Shower them with unconditional love. (Source: Dreamstime)

Have you ever wondered why children’s cartoons are so full of energy and optimism? Well, there’s a method behind the so-called madness. Our children need positivity and an optimistic direction in life. They possess many traits from us, including optimism and pessimism in equal measure. Hence, as parents, we must set them on the path of optimism. Life often gives us lemons and it’s up to us how we take it. A half-empty glass seems half full to some. Thus, we must inculcate optimism in our children to face the challenges of life in a better way.

Be optimistic yourself

Your children are your true replica, not just in terms of behaviour but attitudes as well. So, try to stay positive and optimistic around them. Look at the good aspects of things instead of coming up with shortcomings only.

Teach patience

Practicing patience can help you win the hardest battles. Teach your child to hold onto their goals despite setbacks and maintain their calm. Patience makes the fruits of success sweeter.

Listen to your children

We all want to be heard in life. Sharing our problems and issues help one feel better and it’s the same when it comes your little ones. Be an attentive listener so they feel encouraged to share their problems with you.

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Holding onto hope

Hope is as necessary as the air we breathe. So, teach your child to be hopeful of outcomes and stay positive in stressful situations. Only by keeping our hopes alive can we achieve success and happiness.

Build their confidence

It is important to stay confident in life. Confidence paves the way to success and keeps us positive. Never let your child break down in confidence, but make them aware of their strengths and increase their self-worth.

Let your child make a decision

Instead of shielding your child from stressful situations, allow them to make decision in your presence. You can guide them and talk about the pros and cons of different situations. This will teach them to analyse a scenario and take action. The decision making power makes children responsible.

Be by their side

The support and approval of parents is what every child seeks in life. Even if things are not on track, be by their side. This will give them moral support and show them that you love them unconditionally.

Talk to them often

Discuss their day with them and talk about any issues they are facing. When you will talk to them, you will get an insight into what’s going on in their minds. So, take out some time to talk to them daily.

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