NEXTStep Leadership Confidence:
This is Why Martial Arts is an Excellent Vehicle to build your child’s confidence.
1. Start something and then gradually increase the difficulty.
2. Recognize the Wins, and coach the failures.
3. Surround your child with a Culture Of Confident Role Models.
The foundation for confidence is always going to be the same, no matter how old you are: feeling secure in who you are and what you have to offer the world. But of course, acquiring that kind of self-assurance is easier said than done.
So how can we help our children develop greater confidence?
First, it’s important to give them opportunities to succeed. This might mean starting with small tasks and gradually increasing the difficulty level, or letting them take on leadership roles in school or extracurricular activities.
It’s also crucial to praise their efforts and accomplishments, rather than simply praising them as individuals.
And finally, we need to model confident behavior ourselves. When our children see us speaking up assertively or taking risks, it sends the message that it’s okay for them to do the same. By taking these steps, we can help our children build the confidence they need to thrive in life.