Every parent wants a confident kid. But, sometimes it's tough. Jenn Fred went to Plymouth Meeting to talk to Jenn Groover, an author, mom, and motivational speaker. Jenn gave our Jenn some good advice as to how to help your kid find the natural confidence for the school year.
Before anything, Groover recommends, parents have to walk the walk. You have to lead by example. You can't just talk about this and expect your children to follow.
So here are five suggestions from Groover:
Uniqueness: instead of trying to fit in and be like everybody else, get your child to see and celebrate the awesomeness that they offer.
Drama free zone: Groover recommends teaching kids about boundaries and personal space and ways that they can articulate it. This way, children will be able to have a personal space that they can keep drama out.
Nutrition: Eating good = feel good
Child Play Time: Don't forget to let your kid be a kid. Take away the electronics and let them run wild. In the age of tutoring and organized sports, we parents sometimes forget to let our kids play outside.
Reward Good Behavior: remember, positive reinforcement! Kids want to get praise, and will want to do the behaviors to get praise. Also, children will feel a sense of pride at their accomplishments.
The bottom line is this, according to Groover, "Everything that they are learning now is really about setting skill sets and foundation for them to become independent adults."
If any of this does not make sense, then watch the segment from Good Day above, Jenn Groover explains it very well on camera.