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Confidence is Not Everything - Encouraging My Child

<a href="/blogs/michelle-higgins/2012/09/17/confidence-is-not-everything-encouraging-my-child">Confidence is Not Everything - Encouraging My Child</a>

My daughter had an audition for a local youth orchestra and, not surprisingly, she was nervous. "You are playing your pieces beautifully," I told her after a particularly trying practice that ended in hot angry tears. No I'm not. I sound terrible." Yes she was looking for reassurance but it was more than that. Read full article

Mummy, Are You Beautiful? - What Would You Say?

<a href="/blogs/meganblandford/2011/09/12/mummy-are-you-beautiful-what-would-you-say">Mummy, Are You Beautiful? - What Would You Say?</a>

"Mummy, am I beautiful?" - "Yes, you are so beautiful!" - "Mummy, are you beautiful?" Children don’t realise how confronting, or how relevant, their questions can be. When my three-year-old daughter posed the question, "Are you beautiful?" to me, I hesitated. And I gave her the answer I knew I should give: "Yes. Yes, I am." This is a question that, once upon a time, I would have laughed at. Read full article

Raising Confident Happy Children

<a href="/parenting-resources/confidence-and-self-esteem/raising-confident-happy-children">Raising Confident Happy Children</a>

Book: Raising Confident Happy Children by Anthony Gunn. What do you do when your son refuses to go to bed because of the monster in the cupboard? Or when your daughter panics before a school play? Or when the death of the family pet prompts anxiety that you're about to drop off the mortal coil? How can we possibly equip our children with all that they need to grow up confident, resilient and brave? Anthony Gunn, psychologist, author and father of a primary schooler offers forty helpful approaches, explaining common fears and setbacks and how to combat them. Read full article

Thriving! Raising Exceptional Kids with Confidence, Character and Resilience

<a href="/parenting-resources/parenting-style/thriving-raising-exceptional-kids-with-confidence-character-and-">Thriving! Raising Exceptional Kids with Confidence, Character and Resilience</a>

Book: Thriving! Raising Exceptional Kids with Confidence, Character and Resilience by Michael Grose. Kids need strong, confident leadership from their parents. Today's kids live with pressures that previous generations didn't have to face. In this no-nonsense book, parenting educator Michael Grose shows us how to be confident family leaders, able to develop real character and resilience in our kids - the keys to their future success. Read full article

The Confident Child - Raising Children to Believe in Themselves

<a href="/parenting-resources/confidence-and-self-esteem/the-confident-child-raising-children-to-believe-in-th">The Confident Child - Raising Children to Believe in Themselves</a>

Book : The Confident Child by Terri Apter believes that raising confident, motivated, and caring children is a parent's greatest challenge. Drawing on her own extensive research on children and parents, Terri Apter has created in The Confident Child, a guide based on emotional coaching. Read full article

Smart But Scattered: Part 1 of Interview with authors Dick Guare and Peg Dawson

<a href="/articles/smart-but-scattered-part-1-of-interview-with-authors-dick-guare-and-peg-dawson">Smart But Scattered: Part 1 of Interview with authors Dick Guare and Peg Dawson</a>

In Part 1 of this interview Yvette Vignando interviews authors of 'Smart But Scattered' about how parents can recognise the need for and help their child develop higher level 'executive' skills such as organisational skills, planning, and time management. Read full article

How to Raise the Self Esteem of Your Child

<a href="/articles/how-to-raise-the-self-esteem-of-your-child">How to Raise the Self Esteem of Your Child</a>

Self esteem can be an over-rated concept if you don't understand what it really means. Verity Leatherdale writes about some basic steps to bolster your child's self esteem including how to use praise properly and how to teach your child to face challenges. Read full article