As a parent it can be hard to know how to build confidence in your child, especially when they live in a world that can make anyone feel self conscious. In todays post I’m going to share with you how I work on empowering my daughters and giving them the confidence they need to be themselves and absolutely thrive in everyday life.
Brought to you by DC Super Hero Girls
Confidence is a value that I think we would love our children to have. If a child lacks confidence then they are less likely to put themselves forward and will avoid opportunities to try new things. They are often scared of failing or disappointing others around them. As you can imagine, lacking confidence can really impact on a child and their future.
Last week, Possum (aged 5 years) started Auskick, which is a program that helps children develop skills in Aussie rules football. She was so very excited, but I became nervous when I quickly discovered that amongst 200 other young boys, she was the only girl.
The situation for her was unusual, but not for a moment did she hesitate to get involved. She had the confidence to put herself forward and just be herself.
How to build confidence in your child + giveaway
Let me share with you some quick tips so you learn how to build confidence in your child! I also have an amazing DC Super Hero action figure giveaway attached to the end of this post, so be sure to enter!
1. Appreciate any effort (big or small)
It doesn’t matter how big or small the effort your child gives, they should be made to feel like it was worthwhile and important. A child should never be embarrassed or have regrets for trying.
2. Encourage your child to practice
Praising your child with positive comments. Think about what their interests are and encourage them to build those skills. It’s important not to pressure a child too, but more support them with lots of encouragement.
3. Give them time
As parents we can be quick to jump to the rescue of our children, but it’s a good idea to give them time to problem solve and work it through themselves. Step back!
4. Don’t make excuses for your child
It might sound harsh, but it’s important that children feel that their parents have confidence in them. Special treatment or defending them unnecessarily can be communicated to a child as them not being capable.
5. Give them new experiences
It’s a wonderful idea to expose your child as many different experiences as you can. Giving them the opportunity to try something new tells them that no matter how scary or different something feels, they can work to overcome it.
6. Celebrate learning
Children will often look to their parents for guidance on how they should react to something, so show great excitement when your child learns something new and how good that can feel.
7. Be a good role model
Expressing parental confidence will inspire a child’s confidence, so demonstrate those moments that a little bit of confidence is needed in everyday life.
8. Be selective with what they are exposed to
Unfortunately we live in a time that children can be exposed to material that may not have such a positive impact on a child and their sense of self. As parents it’s important that we make good judgement and find things that empower our children and builds them up.
It came to my attention recently that Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Mattel had released a range of DC Super Hero Girl action figures! This excited me because these dolls have been designed to empower children, particularly girls, and inspire them to unleash their inner Super Hero. Not a plastic high heel to be seen.
DC Super Hero Girls
DC Super Hero Girls is an exciting new universe of Super Heroic storytelling that helps build character and confidence, and empowers children, especially girls, to discover their true potential. They have a focus on the female Super Heroes and Super-Villains of DC Comics.
These awesome DC Super Hero Girls action figures stand at 12″ tall and have their own ID card that highlights their amazing super power. Some of the powers that these empowering dolls have include –
- Super strength
- Technology intelligence
- Detective skills
- X-Ray vision
- Quick wit and more!
These female action figures are certainly a favourite with my girls. They are constantly using them to zoom around the house shouting ‘to the rescue’ and putting their Super Powers to work. I love them because they are positive and focus on empowerment and confidence.
DC Super Hero Girls action figures have also been great for my girls to use during imaginative play and I can refer to their dolls in moments when I need to talk about various situations that my girls experience in real life.
Thanks to Warner Bros. Consumer Products, you have the chance to win 1 of 6 Mattel DC Super Hero Girls action figures. Batgirl, Poison Ivy, Super Girl, Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn and Starfire will be given away to SIX lucky winners.
TO ENTER : Competition now closed.
“What is your child’s Super Hero power?”
Terms and Conditions
- This giveaway is open to Australian Residents Only
- Competition concludes on Monday 22nd May, 2017 at 9am (AEDT)
- The six winners will receive one Mattel DC Super Hero Girls 12’’ action figures each. Winners may give a doll preference, and Porter Novelli Melbourne will do their best to meet these preferences
- The winner will be chosen based on originality and creativity of their comment
- Entrants will need to provide a valid email address
- Winners will be contacted via email. If you have not left a valid email address for me to contact them, someone else will be drawn instead. Winners will need to contact me and provide their postal address within 48 hours or the prize/samples will be reallocated.
The Mattel DC Super Hero Girls 12’’ dolls are available at all major retailers across Australia in-store and online. Check out Kmart, Myer, Target, Toys R Us and Big W if you are wanting to purchase these yourself. They make great gifts for kids too.