Life Skills: Build Confidence in Children To Try New Foods & Meet New People

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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.  For others this could be a scary thing and make us very nervous.  As a parent though we should continue to introduce new foods or a new activity to our children and encourage them to use their courage when trying this new part to their life.

If our children are not confident in trying a new food – they may pick at it or complain immediately, even before tasting the food.   Continue reading “Life Skills: Build Confidence in Children To Try New Foods & Meet New People”