Importance of children learning to be confident
As a baby grows up, all parents become possessive about the kid and try to guide the kid to a better future. Parents want to secure their child’s future and make them every effort to protect them from getting spoilt and getting swayed away by wrong things. Being protective about the child is good but sometimes the parents become so protective that this makes the child more and more dependent on them. In a way that hampers the proper growth of the child.
In a current competitive world, it is very important that a person is self-sufficient and confident enough. If parents think that their child will become independent and confident when they will grow up then they are living in fool’s paradise. A child should be taught to be independent from his childhood and it is the responsibility of the parents to make their child think and work independently and confidently. As you might have heard people saying “a child is like wet mud, you can give it whatever shape you want”. I think that is important for parents to understand.
An independent child is a confident child. Self-confidence helps the child to develop his thinking and judgmental power. A self-sufficient child not only takes his own decision but also helps other peoples. Our life is full of ups and downs. Everybody has to go through crisis situations where we need to take decisions to overcome the situations. And if a person is not confident then it will be very tough for him to take the right decisions. He will seek other’s decision to come out of the crisis. If a person cannot himself then nobody can help him to come out of the crisis.
The most important aspect of being confident and independent is that by the time a child reaches his youth stage, his parents have also reached their old age. It is the time that we should take the responsibility of our parents. At this stage if we are not independent and confident and are still dependent on our parents then we will not only make our life uncomfortable but will also push our parents towards unnecessary tension. Neither the parents nor the child can live a happy life. If a person cannot take independent decision and take actions confidently then he or she can never excel in his job. It is obvious that nobody can make a fool of a person who is confident, self-sufficient and independent. It is human psychology that we will never seek advice from a person who himself seeks advice from others.
Now it is every parents responsibility to make his child independent and confident. Like any other habit, the tendency to be independent and confident also needs to be taught to a child. Parents can try the following methods to make their children confident from the early stage of life:
• As a child grows up encourage him or her to do their daily chores by themselves.
• When arranging for their birthday party, let them plan the guest list. This will let them know to arrange any event independently. This will help them later in colleges and job life when they can take responsibilities to arrange events or parties.
• Buy a separate wardrobe for your kids so that he or she can arrange his own belongings.
• When going out for grocery, take your kids with you and give them the responsibility to pick up a part of your grocery.
• As the kids approach their teens you can ask your child to deposit electric, phone bills in weekends.
• Discuss your issues and concerns with your child, include him in the family discussions and ask for their suggestions also.
It should be remembered that a child has a very delicate base. It is the parent’s guidance that strengthens the base and makes a solid foundation for the future.so it is request to the parents that protect your child but don’t spoil them. Again a child should not be given so much independence that he is misled to a bad future. As a child grows up, it is the parents’ responsibilities to head your child towards a better secured future.
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