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Old 05-05-18, 07:06 PM
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How to teach a child self confidence and self esteem?

Fuzzling is such a timid little girl. Sje gets really easily intimidated by other kids. I'm so worried about bullying when she's older but even now it's difficult to see her getting upset because she gets run over by other kids even kids younger than her. It doesn't help that she's quite petite as.

Any ideas? (She's a year and a half.)
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Re: How to teach a child self confidence and self esteem?

Praise when its due, but not overly. Some parents praise everything their child does, even if its not necessarily praise worthy. She will need to know that mistakes happen, pick yourself and keep pushing forward. Never shame her or humiliate her. Do not hit her. Teach her that there will always be A-holes in life and how to deal with them. Help her learn to stand her ground but when to step aside and let fate take over. Teach her to debate, not argue and that being the bigger person in an argument goes a long way. Help her learn about courage. Being afraid and doing nothing makes you a coward. Being afraid and doing something anyway is courageous.
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Re: How to teach a child self confidence and self esteem?

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Re: How to teach a child self confidence and self esteem?

Everything that Sarah said!
i was smaller and shy as well.

I would also say, listen to Fuzzling, because she may be quite obervant and then make suprising remarks. Its not cute or quirky. Don't be dismissive of something that may be preoccupying her.
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Re: How to teach a child self confidence and self esteem?

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Praise when its due, but not overly. Some parents praise everything their child does, even if its not necessarily praise worthy. She will need to know that mistakes happen, pick yourself and keep pushing forward. Never shame her or humiliate her. Do not hit her. Teach her that there will always be A-holes in life and how to deal with them. Help her learn to stand her ground but when to step aside and let fate take over. Teach her to debate, not argue and that being the bigger person in an argument goes a long way. Help her learn about courage. Being afraid and doing nothing makes you a coward. Being afraid and doing something anyway is courageous.
You always give good advices sarah, and I'm always looking at your advices and comments on threads. Thank you for always helping
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