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.
Mindset: the New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck.
I wish these books would have been around when my kids were younger!
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.
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