Self-improvement is a never-ending process. There will always be something new to learn and change about ourselves. With that said, it can be difﬁcult for parents to encourage their kids to try new things, face their fears, or just do better than they did the day before. They may just need a little push to get started on their self-improvement goals. Luckily there are some simple steps that parents can take to help their children become more self-sufﬁcient, which will make both of your lives easier. This blog will teach you 6 different ways that can help your kids and promote self-improvement in them.
BALANCE SELF-ACCEPTANCE AND SELF-IMPROVEMENT
The best way to help your kids is by reminding them of their worth. Tell them that they’re special, even if they don’t have a lot in common with other people. These statements will make your child appreciate themselves more than ever before. They may come out feeling inspired because you’ve reminded them how many positive attributes still exist inside or outside the things, he/she already has. Remind your kids that even the smallest positive attributes matter because without these traits, there won’t be any completeness in themselves.
PRAISE THINGS WITHIN YOUR CHILD’S CONTROL
Praise your children for the choices they make and don’t emphasize the outcome. You might think you’re building them up by praising things that are beyond their control but it’s not helpful. Instead, praise them for something more concrete such as brushing teeth or combing their hair because this will build character. It’s also important to note that if you praise your child for their effort in school rather than their score, they may be less likely to cheat on tests in school. A good example would be “It looks like you really studied hard for this test, great job.”
SET GOALS TOGETHER
It’s important that your kids, even at a young age, have goals. Give them examples or stories that would inspire them. By seeing a good outcome, they will always have something to look forward to, and reasons to work hard to achieve their goals. Motivate them by saying that you are with them as you strive to reach your desires.
Kids rely on their parents every time. If they want food, they ask you. You should start encouraging your kids to solve a problem on their own though. It doesn’t mean you’ll leave them and let them do anything they want. For instance, if your kid spills the milk on the ﬂoor, start by asking, “What do you think we should do?” as if you don’t know the answer. This simple situation would greatly help in giving them conﬁdence because they will ﬁnd out that they are capable of solving problems.
TEACH POSITIVE SELF TALK
Tell your kids that there won’t always be people with them all the time. The time will come when there will be instances that all they will have is themselves. To be motivated even if they’re alone, they need to do self-talk. This will help them reﬂect on everything about themselves, their thoughts, questions, beliefs, and ideas. It helps in enhancing your kids’ general well-being.
EMPOWER YOUR CHILD
As a parent, you are the ﬁrst person to empower your child. Be with them all the time until they can make smart decisions on their own. By empowering them, you contribute to bringing out the best of their potentials and capabilities to overcome difﬁculties. Doing the best for your kids will lead them to become better people for a better future.