Martial arts schools so many times have students brought to them to build their confidence. What is it about the training that takes place there that accomplishes that goal, and what can you do as a parent at home that would emulate that training. Confidence is built on feeling good about yourself and what you have achieved. In the martial arts you have goals set before you, some of them physical and some of them mental. You are given the time frame to accomplish them in, and if you stay on target and practice you will most likely reach those
Marie Curie said, “Life is not easy for any of us. We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.” When you think about the goals you have already achieved you no doubt can look back and say that perseverance played a large part in accomplishing that goal. Maybe it was riding your bike or learning to swim or conquering that math problem. Each goal that you set out to achieve was conquered by doing the little things and not giving up.
Confidence is a feeling that we have that is rooted in working hard, having goals and overcoming challenges. Confidence gives us the positive energy that we need to be willing to take risks and to move forward with our pursuit of goals, even when we know it might be difficult. When we are feeling confident we are willing to accept challenges that others may not, and we are likely to succeed. Amazingly though there always seems to be one or more persons around who will challenge us and say or do things that is intended to make us feel less
Every parent has had to look at their child and say to them, “Look at their eyes”, when someone is talking to them. We continue to stress that because we know that doing so is first of all respectful and it also helps the child build confidence. Helping our children build confidence can be a rather difficult and long term project for us parents. Here are a couple of examples of how to help our children build confidence. Lets first recommend that when we are confident in ourselves we may be willing to try new things and meet new people.
The world we live in is constantly changing and as parents it can be challenging to know what our children are facing and trying to deal with on an everyday basis. The way we were raised may have been good for the time that we lived in, but now is a different age and era with a whole new set of issues, ideas and challenges. Unfortunately our children are facing these challenges everyday and they may not have the words or the courage to tell us what is going on in their minds and hearts. This may not be the