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Building Confidence Through Individuality
Every person needs to feel as if they have the ability to do things on their own. While there are many different attributes a person can learn from involving themselves in group sports, it is a good idea to help your child build the confidence which can only be gained through individuality. This does not have to mean dressing different or being different. It just means
being able to recognize themselves as separate from the whole.
A good way to boost your child’s self confidence is to avoid having them compare their abilities to another individual. The more your child bases their own accomplishments against others, the less likely they will be to succeed. They will spend too much time checking up on what others are doing and not enough time paying attention to what they are doing.
Finding activities which they will participate in alone is a good way to build self confidence in their abilities. This can include playing a musical instrument, artistic creation or sports. While you do not need for your student to be able to outperform others in their abilities, you do want them to have the confidence in their abilities. This can be accomplished through such things as exhibitions where they are not in competition against others.
Another way in which you can help your child identify with who they are is to allow them to express themselves in healthy ways. One way in which children can find their own individuality is through the way they dress and the things they create. Allow your child the ability to dress in ways which highlight their personality as long as it is not offensive or racy.
Your child will find confidence in the things they do which build their abilities. They will feel more like an individual without feeling separated by the group. This will help them to be social while still being able to function on their own. This will lead to greater individual success while still working towards the success of the workplace they are involved in.