Confidence starts with talking
One of the most important skills for your child to develop is good communication, which is vital to their ability to make friends, excel in school and problem solve. A shy child may have particular trouble with communication not because they don’t know what they want to say, but because they lack the confidence to say it.
Set the example of good communication by maintaining an open dialogue with your child. Ask questions that encourage them to talk to you about their concerns, achievements, and hopes, and sincerely listen to what they tell you. Knowing that they can talk to you openly will increase their confidence.
Creating a comfortable environment helps your child feel more at ease and enables them to overcome their shyness. Your child may find this environment in a sport, activity, or hobby that he enjoys. Isabel Z. has noticed an improvement in he daughter Meadow’s communication level since Meadow began karate class.
“Meadow’s level of shyness has decreased. She’s no longer afraid to be in a crowd and she open up to me a lot more,” Isabel said. “She has much more confidence in herself and seems to be a lot more outgoing.”
Contributed by Matthew Brenner, Head Instructor of Action Karate Cinnaminson. New classes are forming now for ages 2 and up call 856-733-0593 & mention this article for a Free patch!