Do you know the important difference between self-confidence and self-esteem? Today's podcast will give you five hacks for helping your kids develop self-confidence and a growth mindset. #growthmindset #selfconfidence #parenting #kids #parents #selfesteem #selfcarehacks #podcast

Do you know the important difference between self-confidence and self-esteem? Today’s podcast will give you five hacks for helping your kids develop self-confidence and a growth mindset.

Is there a Difference Between Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence?

I know a lot of kids with self-esteem, but very few with self-confidence. Why? At some point, some parenting guru decided kids lacked self-esteem and every child should succeed equally. But is that really a message we want our children to believe? Maybe. Maybe not.

As a parent, grandparent, and educator, I can share my experience with you. I’ve discovered how a healthy sense of self-confidence equips kids for the future while a healthy sense of self-esteem often turns into frustration, disillusionment, and entitlement.

One important element in teaching self-confidence includes modeling a growth mindset. When our children watch us tackle difficult tasks, they will learn to do the same. Today’s podcast will share five hacks for developing self-confidence in your kids.

Show Notes

Mindset: the New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck.

I wish these books would have been around when my kids were younger!

Growth Mindset Activities for Kids: 55 Exercises to Embrace Learning and Overcome Challenges Ages 6-9 by Ester Pia Cordova

Growth Mindset Activities for Kids: 55 Exercises to Embrace Learning and Overcome Challenges Ages 8-12 by Ester Pia Cordova

If you’re an educator, you’ll definitely want to read the Wong’s book, The First Days of School: How to be an Effective Teacher.

Dream Big: Know What You Want, Why You Want it, and What You’re Going to Do About it by Bob Goff.

Do you know the important difference between self-confidence and self-esteem? Today's podcast will give you five hacks for helping your kids develop self-confidence and a growth mindset. #growthmindset #selfconfidence #parenting #kids #parents #selfesteem #selfcarehacks #podcast

Come Back Next Week

Join me next week when I talk about self-care hacks for building self-awareness.

3 Comments

  1. So many good points here, especially about praising the process. But, we can’t forget that self-esteem and self-confidence are two sides of the same coin. Self-esteem is about how much you value yourself as a person; self-confidence is about trusting your abilities. It’s possible to be confident but not value yourself as a person, especially if you’re someone with a learning disability. Build up the self-esteem and help kids validate themselves, and then work on building self-confidence. 🙂

    Also…one of your daughters financed her entire trip to Europe, but the other had to borrow $800 from her boyfriend so she could keep eating and paying her part of her hotel stays during the trip! 😛 She is still very thankful to her abuelos for giving her those $800 later so she could pay her boyfriend back without having to dip into her sad little savings, hehe.
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  2. You are right–self-esteem IS important but for many years it was seen as the ONLY important thing. Some parents prevented their children from ever experiencing failure because they thought it would hurt their child’s self-esteem.

    Ah, the things you learn later. I didn’t know you borrowed money in order to eat. It doesn’t mean I’m any less proud of your accomplishments, though :). I DO hope you value yourself AND have confidence in your abilities. We may have failed to develop self-esteem in our quest to make sure you were self-confident :/.
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Anita Ojeda juggles writing with teaching high school English and history. When she's not lurking in odd places looking for rare birds, you can find her camping with her kids, adventuring with her husband or mountain biking with her students.

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