How do we help our toddler to be confident?
October 19, 2011 4:04 PM Subscribe
How did you instill confidence in your children? How did your parents help you become a confident child and adult?
posted by Nickel Pickle to Human Relations (37 answers total) 111 users marked this as a favorite
Mr. Pickle and I both came into our confidence as adults. We were raised by parents to not be "too full of ourselves" or cocky. I've heard it described as a typical modest mid-western attitude, but don't know how accurate that is.
Our daughter will be 2 in December, and we don't know how to best instill confidence in her. She is generally happy and neither shy nor overly outgoing. There isn't a problem, she knows there is lots of unconditional love, but we both feel that our childhood would have been improved if we had been more confident.
Any specific advice or anecdotal experience you wish to share would be greatly appreciated.