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Girl Scout Blog: Help Build Self-Confidence in Your Daughter with …

As girls head back to school, eager to learn and share time with friends, it’s so important to arm them with everything they need to be self-confident and stay true to their authentic selves as they navigate their ever-changing social surroundings. These resources are here to help give parents and caregivers the tools they need to model healthy self-esteem and body image for their children, and help build their self-confidence.Here are some great tips to help build self-confidence in your girl from our very ownAndrea Bastiani Archibald, Ph.D., applied developmental psychologist and chief girl expert at Girl Scouts of the USA!Build Self-Confidence as a FamilyüShow up for each other. Cheer each other on at sporting events, concerts, etc. Send a quick text to check in on the big test, or brainstorm on the couch on how to solve a social situation at school.üEncourage each other to try something new and out of your comfort zone. Continue reading

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5 Ways to Build Children's Self-Esteem | World of Psychology

Parents tend to forget about the importance of self-esteem in their children’s lives. Great intelligence or talent may not come to full fruition in adulthood if self-esteem is lacking. That’s why it’s important for parents to take action early in their kids’ lives to ensure a healthy dose of self-confidence and high self-esteem.Here are five practical tips on how to build children’s self-esteem:1. Don’t be afraid to step back.  Continue reading

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60 Seconds to Confidence Tip #18 « Building Self Confidence Blog

9Jul/13060 Seconds to Confidence Tip #18Recently, one of my new clients said, “The worst thing that can happen to a gambler is to win.”When gamblers win they often get an inflated idea of their ability to beat the odds. That’s how they lose a load of money, and other important things, in the long run.My client could see parallels with this gambling mindset and behaviour to his tendency to ‘wing it’, prepare at the last minute and talk his way out of trouble if he needed to.He realised that he had kidded himself that he was too creative and spontaneous to need or desire systems and planning. He thought that having systems would cramp his style and make life boring.Then something happened that made him admit he could be even more profitable and successful in his life if only he created successful systems for marketing, selling, leading his team, making sure he recharged his batteries etc. Systems would make his success more predictable, he would experience fewer nasty surprises and he would have time to be more creative rather than fighting fires. Continue reading

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Raising Confident Girls : Portland Family Magazine

Raising Confident Girlsby Christine Fonseca |July 1, 2013It’s never too late to raise confident young women. Girls in our culture are bombarded with messages to be strong, but not too strong, to be an individual, but to also conform, to focus on inner growth, but still be a fashion diva. It’s enough to confuse the most levelheaded of our girls. Coaching our daughters to grow and develop in ways that strengthen their internal sense of self and build their confidence is something parents can start at any age. But whether you started focusing on building resiliency and confidence when your daughters were young, or just began thinking about this aspect of parenting, focusing on confidence and esteem is particularly important during adolescence.The teen years can be very hard for girls. Continue reading

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60 Seconds to Confidence tip #15 « Building Self Confidence Blog

29Jun/13060 Seconds to Confidence tip #15Do you remember your parents ever saying to you, ‘Mind your language!’?They may have being referring to something they thought was rude or cheeky about what you said.The reason why they mentioned it and why I’m mentioning it now is because our language patterns can have a really powerful influence on our emotions.Of course there are the obvious things like self-criticism, blame or praise, but what I’m talking about is more subtle.If I say to you, ‘This sorting out your relationship or career or business issue…it’s going to be a problem,’ how do you feel?How does that feeling change if I say, ‘This sorting out your relationship, business or career issue…it’s going to be a challenge’?And what if I say, ‘This sorting out your relationship, business or career issue…it’s going to be an adventure.’ How do you feel now?I’ve found that most of my clients say they feel more positive about tackling the issues when I call it a challenge or an adventure. If you do too, then use those words!Basically, I’m encouraging you to use whatever language helps you to feel most resourceful and positive about getting something resolved. So, if you have become jaded with the politically correct use of the word ‘challenge’, then find your own empowering vocabulary.Have fun creating more uplifting language patterns for yourself and watch your personal, career and business success soar!Warm wishesMadeleineFiled under: 60 Seconds to ConfidenceLeave a comment Continue reading

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60 Seconds to Confidence tip #12 « Building Self Confidence Blog

18Jun/13060 Seconds to Confidence tip #12A friend of mine told me he was going to a business conference. When he got back, I asked him how it went. He said, ‘It was just how I thought it would be…boring, lonely and a complete waste of time.His experience reminded me of a valuable thing to remember:‘Thoughts can become things, so choose the good ones!’Did my friend’s thoughts become self-fulfilling? I wonder if there were other people who went home after that conference energised and inspired having found interesting things to do and people to meet?But…if you’ve ever tried consistently to think positively, you’ll probably be saying to yourself, ‘Thinking positively is easier said than done!’ After all, we tend to be surrounded by bad news. We’re more wired to see obstacles and things that are wrong than opportunities and things that are right. Continue reading

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Undefeated

I just can’t stop crying seeing photos and films that I took with my friends a couple days ago.Remembering the memories of last weekend makes me desperate.Of course it’s delightful and precious, but it induces me to miss my friends so much.I really am nervous whether I can adapt with new environment and make friends in London.I truly have complicated feelings (excited, worried, etc) now, and my consciousness is always stuck in my head.It doesn’t mean I won’t leave, but my self confidence is getting weaker and weaker as my departure become closer.However I decided to study in London by myself and it’s my dream since I was a kid.Everything hasn’t started yet, so I must not be depressed.I have to stay positive, live in the moment, work hard, be kind, and stay strong! :) Continue reading

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8 Ways to Build your Child's Self Confidence | eTipsnTricks

8 Ways To Build Your Child’s Self Esteemadmin |June 7, 2013Here’s one of the best  positive thoughts or parenting advice you’ll ever find: “A confident child is more likely to be a success in life, more likely to be liked in life, and more likely to be happy in life”.Here are 8 positive thoughts or  parenting advice to build up self esteem of your confident child:1 – Always support your child for the things he/she does right. Even if they are little things, make them important and let him know that he did well to grow up self esteem and to build up confident child.2 – Let your child do things. Even if he is not quite ready to do certain tasks, help her make a start and don’t worry if it doesn’t turn out right to build up self esteem of your child.3 – Believe in your child and let him know it! Don’t pressurize him to be something he can’t be. Continue reading

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60 Seconds to Confidence tip #9 « Building Self Confidence Blog

8Jun/13060 Seconds to Confidence tip #9If you’re feeling like you’re in a ‘double bind’ at the moment, this week’s tip could be timely.What do I mean by a ‘double bind’?Well, if you feel you’re in a situation where whatever you do or whatever direction you take, there will be some pain attached so you slide into inaction and procrastination – that’s a ‘double bind’.Here are some ‘double binds’ my clients have expressed recently:I need to make more sales but I hate selling’ I want to be a strong leader who my team respects but I don’t like being aggressive’ ‘I need to earn more money but I don’t want to lose the quality time I spend with my partner’ ‘I ought to leave this difficult relationship but I’m worried I’ll regret doing that’ ‘I should go for a promotion but I’m anxious that I won’t be able to manage the responsibility and decision making’ ‘I need to have a difficult conversation with him but I’m afraid I’ll mess it up and he’ll blow up in my face’ One way to deal with a ‘double bind’ is to ask yourself a question that begins with ‘How can I…?’ and that also has in it an assumption that the double bind can be resolved.For example:‘How can I make more sales while enjoying selling?’ or ‘How can I earn more money and still have lots of quality time with my partner?’These are solution-focussed and open questions that unlock the creativity and resources of our brains, our ‘neck-top computers’.The answers may not appear immediately but they could well pop up when you least expect them – such as when your hands are busy and your mind is free, like when gardening or out on a walk. I often get those ideas when I’m in that state between being asleep and being fully awake, early in the morning, so I keep a notebook handy to help me capture them.What open, solution-focussed question could you ask about a ‘double-bind’ in your life? What doors could it open that previously seemed shut?Warm wishesMadeleineFiled under: 60 Seconds to ConfidenceLeave a comment Continue reading

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Feelings Of Confidence Can Improve Your World | NLPiste.com

Self-confidence can be defined as the capacity to trust in oneself as well as one’s individual strengths and faculties. It is integral to high self concept, and requisite for success. Some individuals who exhibit a social phobia or are unable to learn how to gain self confidence find it difficult to succeed. A lack of self-confidence can be a barrier to an individual’s success. Continue reading

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