Building Your Child’s Self Confidence
(material provided by The Incredible Years, Carolyn Webster-Stratton, Ph.D.)
- Value and give your full attention to your children’s play activities.
- Listen to your children — watch for times when your child is open to talking — don’t pressure them to talk if they don’t want to.
- Reinforce your children’s learning efforts by describing what they are doing.
- Praise your children’s efforts as well as their successes.
- Follow your child’s lead when talking with them or playing.
- Spend regular daily time with your children.
- When reading
- Ask open-ended questions;
- Avoid commands and corrections;
- Offer help when your child wants it.
- Create opportunities for children to retell stories that they have memorized.
- Encourage children to write their own stories or to dictate them to you.
- Read to children often and allow them to see you reading.
- Encourage children to make up stories and act them out.
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