How to Raise a Confident Child
When you talk negative about yourself do you realize the example you’re setting to your child? Want to change that negative self-talk and raise a child that’s confident? Let’s take a look at ways parents are the key to raising well-rounded, happy confident children.
According to an article at sheknows.com, “What Kind of Role Model Are You?”
“The best way to raise happy, healthy, successful and self-confident children is to model these behaviors in your own actions. Not sure how to start? Experts share tips on how to be a positive role model for your kids through your own actions.
Practice what you preach. It may sound clichéd, but it is true – and it is the best way to be a positive role model and develop healthy habits for yourself and for your children. Here are steps to get started in setting the right example for your kids.
Mom, eat your broccoli!
News flash: You can’t expect your children to eat their broccoli if you won’t eat it. “I think that one of the best things that you can do is show your kids how to eat well and exercise by doing it,” says Jill “The Veggie Queen” Nussinow, MS, RD. “Good nutrition, as well as tasty eating in the home, makes for a better and healthier life. Kids mimic their parents and this is one area that research has shown how important it is to make the best choices in terms of eating well.”
Fill your own plate with vegetables, fish and fruit – and your children will soon follow.
Banish your own negative self-image
Even if you have always disliked your curly hair or cursed your pear-shaped body, it is best to keep those thoughts to yourself. “Thinking positive thoughts, and more importantly, learning how to banish negative thoughts, is extremely important when it comes to raising children,” says fitness expert Molly Napolitano, MS.
“When a mom is feeling down on herself and doesn’t like the way she looks and feels, her children (especially daughters) pick up on this. Children learn behaviors and attitudes at home. If you’re never satisfied with your appearance, chances are your child may end up feeling the same way.” To read the entire article click here.
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