Every parent thinks about its childrenself-confidencedeveloping in the right way. The role of parents in child development is huge. It is difficult to achieve a happy and productive life without self-confidence, and the development of self-respect begins at an early age, so it is important for parents to react if they recognize these signs… Moms and dads often think they encourage their children’s self-confidence by praising, but sometimes that is not enough. Often, no matter how hard parents try to support their children in everything, to encourage and cheer them up, at some point they will feel insecure.
That is why the task of every parent is to recognize when his child need encouragement and when you need to retrieve shacked self-confidence.
Here are five sure signs of when to take action:
The child can’t accept criticism or praise
Even constructive criticism can badly affect a child who isn’t self-confident, butit isn’t better even with praises. Children with low self-respect are not able to accept the compliment because they may think it is not true. They usually respond tocompliments by disagreement, by turning their heads or rolling their eyes (in some cases, all three things).
The child avoids any challenge
Is your child avoiding tasks without trying to solve them? Is he giving up of something when he comes to the first obstacle? This usually indicates a fear of failure, resulting from insecurity and low self-respect.
The child does not socialize with peers
Although sociability is not a characteristic of every child, shyness can be a sign of some major problem. If a child avoids socializing with peers, it may mean worrying about what others will say or do about anything. This trait can also appear out of nowhere, so pay attention whether your child is less socialized with friendsor is no longer enjoying activities he once loved.
The child is self-critical
Sometimes the parent may notice that the child is self-critical, but sometimes it is not so obvious. Although negativity is particularly pronounced in the teenage years, toddler and preschooler are also susceptible to low self-respect. If your child often has bad comments about his appearance, intelligence or personality, it’s time to praise him.
The child bullies his peers
Bullies are often considered to be full of self-confidence. After all, they walk heads held highand don’t care what other people think. However, they mostly act just like that because they want to hide their insecurity and lack of self-confidence.