The word confidence comes from the latin 'fidere', meaning'to trust'.
Self-confidence therefore, is having trust in yourself, a belief in yourself and your abilities.
Your child might lack confidence for any number of reasons: low self-esteem, poor performance at school, a stressful experience etc.., however the key to helping them to develop their confidence, is to go beyond these symptoms and look at the underlying cause instead.
And this can only be one of two things- often it's a combination of both.
your child doesn't really understand themselves: who they are, their strengths and what they are capable of- or they don't understand what they are going through
your child hasn't (yet) developed the skills and resources they need to be able to deal with the ups and downs of life or a particular situation they are experiencing
Medical issues aside, that's it.
And, now that we know the root causes behind their lack of confidence, it's much easier to help them to develop it.
step1: improve understanding
How do you help your child understand themselves, to know who they really are and what they are capable of?
Character Strengths are the positive parts of personality that influence how you think, feel and behave.
Scientists have identified 24 universal character strengths that we all have- see below.
Character strengths reflect the "real" you—who you are at your core.
Understanding their unique blend of these strengths is the first step towards your child having the confidence to be their best self.
step 2: develop resources
COMPETENCE = CONFIDENCE
However, being good at washing the dishes isn't going to help, your child needs to develop competence in the areas that actually help them to be RESILIENT.
We have identified 6 key character strengths that are essential to resilience: ZEST, HOPE, CREATIVITY, SELF-REGULATION, BRAVERY & PERSEVERANCE.
Life is full of ups and downs, developing these 6 strengths will give your child the skills and the confidence to be able to deal with whatever comes their way.
In order to become the resilient and confident person you know they can be, your child will need to learn:
Imagine how confident your child would be if they developed these strengths?
how do you do all this?
We have developed character strengths based tool that helps kids understand who they are and teaches them the skills they need to develop the 6 key strengths of resilience: THE BEST ME THAT I CAN BE.
Part-manual, part-workbook and part-journal, it is designed to take your child on a journey of self-discovery and personal growth.
It's a blueprint for their success in school and for their life beyond the classroom.
And, its the life manual that we wish that we'd had when we were growing up.
the best Me contains
A digital pdf download for you to print at home, also includes a separate FREE strength building activity workbook.
full 30 day money back guarantee
preview: take a closer look at what's inside
Here's a preview of some of the 98 pages...
2 options for you
- 1WORKBOOKS ONLY: THE BEST ME workbook + the FREE strengths building workbook
- 2FULL SUPPORT: both workbooks + lifetime membership to a private Facebook community.
FULL SUPPORT means we'll be there to guide and support you and your child along this journey- whenever you need it.
You can ask us direct questions, we post daily hints and tips and you'll get a free strength/ life skill building activity each month to help your child develop even further.
(The normal cost for this is £60, but for today only you get to enjoy this benefit for as long as you want for just £7).
both options enjoy a full 30 day money back guarantee
the best you that you can be
THE BEST ME is a brilliant self-help guide and based on personal experience we totally recommend doing it alongside your kids- (just buy one and print out 2 copies at home).
what others say about our work
The main focus is to help you discover your own values and put your own plan into action, as opposed to telling you what to do.
LAURA CLARK// The Butterfly Mother
It is presented in a very straightforward and easy to read manner and I can already see that there is value in the takeaway.
ALICIA ANTONIO// The Bottle Poppin Mamma
I would highly recommend to any parent needing to get in the here and now of parenting… but also who wants to look to the future too.
TALYA STONE// Motherhood: The Real Deal