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Raising Confident Children

You don’t need to be strict to raise confident, loving and respectful kids. To be honest, there’s no right or wrong way of parenting. It’s what you feel will suit your household, you opt for that style. But, one thing I’m very clear about. Never ever EVER raise your hand on your child. I know at times you might get so frustrated, that you end up hitting the child. Don’t do that. The child never forgets!

I know this generation is not easy. They’re nothing like how we were. That is why we have to handle them with care. We have to compromise and teach them our limits.  Every household has a different set of rules and we have to not force our rules but teach them why we have those rules.

Having said that, the most important thing is giving confidence to your kids. For that, the most important thing is to give them a loving and caring environment. Confidence is inbuilt in some kids, but others need a booster. That booster comes from your upbringing. Screaming or hitting kids does no good. Children don’t forget. You see, some children become dheet if you always scream or hit. They become aggressive. On the other hand, some kids get scared. They start to lose their confidence.

Teachers or Heads also play a major role in boosting a child’s confidence. Just letting a student know that they are special gives them so much confidence. Try to talk to children who are shy or extroverts. Sometimes, all a child needs is a Mentor.

We all need to help kids build confidence, as it plays a major role in all aspects of life.

Viqar Habib Bokhari
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  1. This is such a useful post. Confidence is definitely important in all aspects of life and better tackled when we’re kids rather than struggle with building it up when we’re older.

  2. Confidence is very important for children. As a teacher, I see how confidence can affect learning and social development.

  3. Great post and a great reminder to myself. When I yell at my children, I see a decline in them but when I am patient they are more confident and have a better deportment.

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