Building Confidence

  • Brenda Spina, M.S., LMFT, LPC
  • Series: Dear Rosa

Encourage your child to think about what their thoughts are on any given topic. Take time to validate what is true without demeaning them for what may not be true. Elementary children are literal, black-and-white thinkers so validating them helps them know when they are on the right track. Gentle redirection creates an atmosphere where they trust the attitude or behavior you are describing. Gentle feedback creates the confidence you wish for them to have.