Children require a lot of work and attention to reach their potential. Anyone can raise happy and confident children, but it’s unlikely to happen without time and effort.
Remember that each child is an individual. No single method will work in all situations.
Take into account your child’s unique characteristics before developing your plan.
Address all aspects of your child’s life – school, peers, and family life. They must experience some level of success in all facets for their confidence and happiness to grow optimally.
Being a parent is hard work, but seeing your child thrive is one of life’s greatest satisfactions.
Raising a Happy and Confident Child Worksheet
Raising a child is challenging. Raising a happy and confident child is even more challenging!
Each child is different and will require a unique approach.
Answer these questions to gain a better perspective of your situation.
- How do I define success? What traits and skills does my child need to be happy, confident, and successful?
- What are my child’s strengths and weaknesses?
- What experiences from my own childhood are relevant? What did my parents do well? What could they have done better?
- How can I help my child to be more successful in school?
- How can I help my child develop better social skills?
- What are five goals that would be appropriate for my child to achieve?
- What are my child’s greatest fears? How can I help?