As part of the leadership program I teach, the grade 11/12 students in the class are required to spend time in a classroom at one of the 3 primary schools in our area. When I initially created this component of the course, I figured it would be a good way for the students to get some quality, albeit basic leadership experience. They’d get a chance to work with younger students twice a week, and as a reward, they’d get some solid material to add to their resume.Continue reading “The Importance of Role Models”
This week is Spring Break for my kids so this is giving us time to complete some projects that I’ve been wanting to do. The first activity was this Group Self-Confidence activity. This is a spin on my previous I Am Activity that has been really popular on Pinterest.
The funny thing about building confidence in ourselves is that quite often, we are told what we need to do but not how to do it. For example, if you read any advice on the subject you’ll often see things like “be fearless” or “take risks” but without any suggestion of concrete actions you can take in order to do those things.
As adults, we can usually take those suggestions and place them into a context that makes sense for us. But for our kids, we can’t just say motivational catchphrases in the hopes that they will become confident and self-assured. We have to be able to provide experiences that allow them to build confidence.Continue reading “Building Confidence with Board Games”
When I think about the happiest and most successful people I know, I realize that as different as they may be, they all share one common trait. They all present an air of self confidence. What this means is that they seem to be very comfortable with themselves and they are able to move from task to task without doubt or concern. While this comes in many different forms, there is no denying that fact that confidence is crucial to life long success and as well as personal self-worth.Continue reading “5 Tips For Building Your Child’s Self Confidence”
In this day and age we are dominated by technology and incredible speed requirements. Everything about our lives can be answered now and we feel obligated to never turn ourselves off. Based on all these external stresses, many of us face self-esteem and self-confidence issues. But how do you increase your self-confidence?
Feeling low about yourself or your abilities to perform as required for your personal life, work life or others is not unique. All of us face difficult situations but it is how we prepare and assure ourselves that we are good enough that is important.
Here are five tips to assist you in the process of increasing your self-worth.