1. Provide plenty of praise. Children who receive constant criticism tend to doubt their abilities and an abundance of praise can inflate their ego and possibly lead to putting others down. That being said, it is very important to praise your child for a job well done and if need be, provide some constructive criticism.
2. Show them affection. Children need to embraced and loved. They need to be given a hug and told “I love you.” Doing that will significantly will boost their confidence. It also not only shows them how much you care, but it also shows them that it’s okay to express emotion.
3. Be positive, not negative. It’s not always easy but it is so important to live a positive life. In this world we hear words like “ugly, worthless, fat, annoying, dumb, stupid” the list goes on. Be positive towards your children. Let them know their worth.
4. Be a good role model. Children learn so much more from observing their parents than from listening.
5. Spend time together. Children want to spend time with their parents. Whether they will admit it or not. Sit down and build blocks, read books, play a game, whatever they are interested it.