Building Confidence in Your Child.

Help your child build healthy self-confidence through positive parenting and constructive verbal communication. Self-confident children grow into secure adults who make better decisions, have healthier relationships, and live more successful lives.

Many children have confidence-crushing experiences like embarrassing bedwetting while learning to potty train. Help your toddler to have a fun and positive potty training experience by using tools like Pinky Bear and the accompanying interactive book found at www.PinkyBear.com.
Positive verbal encouragement is central to developing children’s self-esteem. Parents and caregivers should practice phrases like these often:
  1. It’s OK to make mistakes. Everyone does.
  2. You can try again tomorrow.
  3. Don’t compare yourself to anyone else. If you did your best, that’s all that matters.
  4. You are a kind person.
  5. You did a great job!
Encourage your child to take risks and to learn from failure as well as success. Each ‘try’ is an opportunity for personal growth and improvement in any given area.

Teach your child to be proud of herself or himself. Parents and grandparents aren’t always around to commend a child for an achievement. Teach your child that a healthy pride in oneself is enough. This will decrease dependence on peer approval and the propensity for bad decisions because of peer pressure in the future.

Be sensitive to your child’s special talents and skills. Some children don’t inherit their parents’ athletic abilities, but are wonderful at music, art, math, or other activities. Teach children that everyone is created differently, and we should celebrate those differences. Always let your children know you love them through your words and actions.

Summary

Building Confidence in Your Child. Many children have confidence crushing-experiences like embarrassing bed wetting while learning to potty train. Help your toddler to have a fun and positive potty training experience by using tools like Pinky Bear and the accompanying interactive book found at www.PinkyBear.com.

You can also learn more about potty training tips and advice on our blog!

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