While your child is growing it is extremely important for you to be actively involved in their life and provide opportunities for growth if you want them to be full of confidence and be successful. Spending time with your child is really all that this step requires. Do some activities with your child that they enjoy and use this time to learn more about your child’s life. The more you know about what is going on in your child’s life the better you will be able to help them in building their confidence.
It is important that as a parent you make sure to be involved in your child’s life. This does not mean when it is convenient for you, it means at all times, even when difficult. You may have to do things you are not interested in or attend events that you may find boring. It does not matter, you need to be involved. Being involved in your child’s life shows them that you truly care for them and at the same time builds their self-worth and self-confidence.
One way to do this is through Muay Thai Kickboxing. We offering classes for adults as well as Youth Muay Thai Classes for kids from 11-14 years old. Adults train with adults and kids train with kids. This is very important. However, the activity of learning Muay Thai Kickboxing becomes are shared experience and a point of commonality for parents and their children. This is especially critical and they apprach the teenage years.
You need to ask your child questions about their life and about how they feel everything is going for them. You need to try to figure out the areas where you can help them to build their confidence and open new opportunities for them during these discussions. A great time to do this would be after Muay Thai Class on the drive home or during dinner, with the family eating as a whole at the dining room table and not in front of the TV on the couch.
It is important to get out and do things that you child is interested in while trying to be more involved with their life. You also need to set specific family times that the entire family spends time together as a whole. And, you need to set aside time to spend with each of your children individually. This greatly nurtures the health of a family relationship and makes your child more likely to open up to you about their life.If your child is open with you they will tell you what is holding their confidence back which allows you to help them gain their confidence back and be successful.
You need to take extra care to not pry into your child life to deeply. Trying to be too involved in your child’s life might make your child feel as if you are invading their life or trying to control it. You must keep in mind that it is their life and although you may not agree with some of their decisions, you have to let them learn on their own. Having a healthy amount of involvement without trying to invade your child’s life is a perfect recipe for a happy family and a confident child. Again, sharing the Muay Thai experience is a great way to develop this bond.