Re: Raising confident children
I don't think I have a lot of self-confidence. My kids, however, exude it. I think it's the way I raise them. I encourage them to do their best and applaud their efforts. I accept who they are, without judgement. I always felt like I was never "good enough" in my mom's eyes. I know she loves me, but it's always little digs ("oh you aren't going to put on lipstick before we go out" "you're so pretty, why don't you lose weight"). So, I have high expectations for my kids of behavior and so forth, but I model it and help them with ways to achieve their goals and importantly, to embrace WHO they are, not what they do or don't do.
Jul, Mama to 1/2 dozen boys; and been doing those "off-beat" parenting things way before they were cool and learning more each day!