Helping a Child with Self Doubt

Everyone goes through periods of self doubt. If is often hard for parents to hear their children question their capabilities. It can help to take the time to listen to what is on their little one’s mind and avoid immediately arguing or reassuring their worries away. Listening for as long as possible and then patiently helping a child see that things are not as bad as they feel can be an effective approach to gradually and effectively reducing frustration and boosting self esteem.