„Letting them fend for themselves” with trust and love from their parents, will boost their self-esteem and confidence that they can do anything.
We hope you already know that the International School of Oradea is organizing the second edition of the NextGen Conference on June 4th at the Ramada Hotel. And among the speakers today we present Ana Maria Ivan, mother, wife, author of children’s books and of the Zanana.ro blog. Also, maybe many of you know her as Zâna Scutecel…
In the lines below you can read the interview with Ana Maria. We hope that in this way we will convince you to join us at the conference. More details about the conference can be found here.
What is self-confidence for yourself? Do you think there is a difference between self-esteem and self-confidence?
Self-esteem is a child’s confidence in himself and his abilities. It is the foundation of confident, successful children who feel capable of tackling anything that comes their way. Self-esteem is not something that can be taught, but rather must be cultivated through unconditional love and support.
When children feel loved and appreciated, they develop a sense of self-esteem that allows them to see themselves as capable and competent. With high self-esteem, children can approach life with confidence, knowing they have what it takes to overcome any challenge.
Parents play a vital role in helping their children develop strong self-esteem and only they can do this in a healthy way. By offering love and support, they lay the foundation for their children to become confident and successful adults.
How can we help our children become self-confident? How important is self-confidence in living a balanced and meaningful life?
Making mistakes and letting them make mistakes.
Only by making mistakes can we learn from our mistakes and improve. How we react to our own mistakes—and those of our children—can play a critical role in the learning process.
If we are too hard on ourselves or them, then this can lead to feelings of inadequacy and low self-esteem. On the other hand, if we are too lenient, then they may not learn the importance of taking responsibility for their actions.
Therefore, the key is to find a balance between these two extremes. We must be gentle and understanding when are made, but also firm enough to ensure that lessons are learned.
Only then can we hope to create a balanced – and imperfect – life.
How do we “reconcile” or find the balance between encouraging the child to be independent and helping him when he does not cope? Between showing him love and acceptance and letting him fend for himself. And how do you think “letting him fend for himself” can help him build his self-esteem and self-confidence?
We live in an age where parents do everything for their children due to lack of time. They often become adults without self-confidence and are constantly asking their parents for help. From an early age, children should be encouraged to do as many things on their own as are appropriate for their age.
“Letting them fend for themselves” with trust and love from their parents, will boost their self-esteem and confidence that they can do anything.
Help your child only when he asks and only after you have encouraged him that he can; this is one of the best gifts you can give him.
Show that you trust them and have faith in their abilities, two essential qualities for a happy and successful life.
Helping them too much sends the message that you don’t think they can handle it on their own, which can be very damaging to their self-confidence.
Encourage your children’s independence from a young age and it will pay off in the long run!
Any other thoughts?
Self-confidence is one of the most important gifts parents can give their children. It is the foundation on which a child will build their sense of self-worth and help them face the challenges they will face in life.
There are many ways parents can encourage self-confidence in their children, but one of the most important is to provide them with a stable and loving family environment. This will give children a sense of security and belonging and help them feel confident in who they are.
Families that have strong traditions and habits can also give children a sense of identity and purpose, which can be a powerful source of self-confidence.
Ultimately, each family must find their own balance between outside influences and their own needs, but self-reliance should always be a priority.