How can I help my child become more confident to try new things?

With the summer holidays being left behind and both children and parents getting into the school routine everyone seems to be struggling a bit. Just the same way we struggle to move that cozy quilt off us to get out of bed and start a new day. That is a one minute struggle but there are other cozy comfortable areas we have that we find difficult to break through.

Our children who are back to school now face many decisions they need to make like which extra-curricular activities to pursue and which to give up. Children tend to want to pursue those activities that are familiar and they have developed some sort of expertise in, and avoid those activities that are challenging and completely new – outside their comfort zone.

So this video blog Monday Mornings with Sunaina Episode 47 helps you to make your child understand how he is allowing his comfort zone to take over and what you as a parent can do to help him break out of it and try new activities without apprehension.

Help your child understand:

1) The imbalance in confidence levels he/she feels. It means that you child is generally confident but has some negative beliefs that are holding him/her back from trying the new activity.

2) That what is holding him/her back is their comfort zone. That they have become comfortable in a particular activity, become used to it so much that anything new is challenging and daunting.

3) That the negative beliefs they have formed have originated from various sources like – friends, family, media and the environment. And not necessarily something that is theirs.

4) Encourage your child to be bold and to take risks. That it is ok to fail as long as they tried something outside the norm.

5) Encourage your child to DECLARE their dream!

Action: Help your child understand WHY they are lacking confidence, what is the negative belief holding them back and BREAK IT!

If your child is feeling low and his self-confidence is on shaky ground because he has not been able to settle down, BOOK a Youth Coaching Session with me NOW! Email sunainaathena@gmail.com or call (+971)-56-1399033.
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