1 Easy Way To Boost Your Chid's Self Confidence, -Make a confidence boosting poster with your child.
by Susie E. Caron (c) 8-11-2014
I hear rumblings every day. Kids and parents are gearing up for the day that children go back to school, or enter school for the first time. Everybody has feelings. Anyone can be excited or concerned. Sometimes, kids feel uncertain and unprepared. Here is a great way to help your child prepare to go to school by building your child’s self-confidence.
Make a Poster Together
About two weeks before school begins, suggest that because your child has so many good qualities, you want to make a poster together – all about your child. You will hang it in a special place in your home that you and your child agree upon.
What you will need:
A couple large sheets of poster board.
You will also need some of these:
Magazines or coloring books from which to cut out pictures.
Markers, crayons and water colors or poster paints.
Kid safe glue, scissors and invisible tape.
You can add some Fun things:
Stickers, glitter, figures and shapes to stamp on, ribbons, buttons, etc.
Set aside about an hour to help your child get started on this project. If more time is needed, you can put the project aside and work on it again the next day.
When you begin, first ask your child, “What do you think is different, funny, or surprising about you?” You can also suggest qualities you’ve observed in your child, such as patience, kindness, humor, and tidiness. You can ask about things you child likes, such as animals, sports, friends, swimming and so on. Tell them these would be wonderful to see on his/her own poster. Then encourage your child to cut out pictures and place them anywhere on the poster board. When your child is satisfied with the number of pictures, he/she can draw, paint or use markers to add anything, especially their name to the poster. Anything is OK as long as it is what the child wants. You are only there to assist and to spend some time play-working with your child.
What do you think? As always, I love to hear from you. Please take a minute to leave a comment.
Twee' Means You & Me
Susie E. Caron
Susie E. Caron
These are from my former life with many current memories and helps for parents.
I retired from teaching, became a psychotherapist treating children and families and an author. After retiring I became a full time artist.
I recently reopened this parenting blog because I believe wisdom is to be shared.
Author of Chidren's Books,
Christian, Wife, & Mother, I want to help you build parent-child relationships, 1 blog, & books at a time.
When I'm not busy creating articles or paintings, you might find me looking for dark chocolate or playing with my Boxer, Josie.
These articles are for educational and self-help purposes only and are not intended as psychotherapy.
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July 13 at 7:17pm ·
Just wanted to say that I love your posts about the different ways to connect/relate/understand your child. It has given me a new approach towards understanding my daughter and allowing HER to tell me how she feels instead of me suggesting to her how she should feel. Thanks Susie!