Common Mistakes That Can Destroy a Child’s Confidence


A well-rounded adult begins as a confident child. Building confidence is one of the greatest gifts a parent can give.

There are many things parents can do to encourage confidence in a child. For example, support your child, be a good role model, and allow children to learn from mistakes. 

The developing brain is fragile and kids feel strong emotions. Unfortunately, children’s confidence is easily destroyed. Here are three common ways parents can negatively affect a child’s confidence and self-esteem:


Many adults shout to correct a child’s mistakes. But a shouting adult scares children and makes them fearful of future mistakes. However, making mistakes is how we learn. Being fearful and overly concerned about getting things wrong is damaging to a child’s confidence and development.   

Comparing to Others

Many parents mistakenly believe that offering a child someone to aspire to be like is a good idea. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work like that. Being compared to a sibling or other person can make a child feel inadequate and that there’s no point trying. Every child is an individual and should be treated as one. 

Helping Too Much

Children need to figure out how to do things for themselves, but many parents don’t let them, worrying that things are too hard or too dangerous. If you do everything, it makes the child feel incapable and he or she may become fearful about trying new things. 


RevUp Can Improve Child Confidence and Self-Esteem 

You don’t have to go it alone in making your child start feeling good and confident. RevUp’s activities are designed to improve children’s lives by building mental motor skills and boosting self-confidence. When children believe in themselves, they become active participants in their futures. 


To find out how RevUp can help build child confidence, call today at 561-358-7730.

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