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3 steps to helping your child believe in themselves

3 steps to helping your child believe in themselves

The Importance of Childlike Optimism From The Happy Child set of talks and materials As parents we strive to encourage a sense of competence in our children; a belief in themselves that they can do what they set their minds to, and that it is worth the effort of trying.  But the truth is, when …

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how is your child responding to the praise they receive?

How is your child responding to the praise they receive?

When Praise does More Harm Than Good From The Happy Child set of talks and materials We all want to offer our children encouragement to do well, and well-meaning praise is a big part of this.  But be careful of how you deliver this praise, and the focus of it.  As you ask yourself; “How …

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Does your child believe that they are good enough?

Does your child believe that they are good enough?

Developing Our Children’s Sense of Competence, Confidence and Sense of Worth From The Happy Child set of talks and materials As your child grows, they are developing a sense of who they are, and whether they believe that they are good enough. This comes from developing sense of their ability to do something (competence); their …

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Is your child's sense of worth developing in healthy ways?

Healthy ways to develop your child’s sense of worth

Establishing and Protecting Our Children’s Sense of Worth From The Happy Child set of talks and materials Your child is growing and developing through every experience, every day.  Some of this growth is visible – but much of it is deep rooted. This is affecting the ways they think about themselves, and the world around …

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