Boost your Baby's Self-Esteem
From day one I have boosted my daughter's self-confindence. I have always been prompt when she crys, on demand feeding, diaper changing huggs & kisses. This develops a sense of order & predictability, which is the foundation of confidence. I am a strong believer in that and I have never made her wait more than a few minutes when she's upset. She is four months old today and I can see this will lead her to be a confident pre-schooler, grade schooler and all around confident person. From that to setting limits, to nuding her to learn, to things she doesn't always understand, I am treating her with respect and enthusiasm which is boosting her self-confidence. How do you boost your baby's self-confidence?
But, I have always spoken to them throughout with love and kindness and admiration.. I think how you are to them makes them see themselves through your eyes..
Whenever she does something new, or better than she used to, or is just being good/cute, I'm always very supportive and enthusiastic, to let her know by my tone and actions that these things she's teaching herself and mimicking are good, that she's doing it the right way. When we play together, I let her initiate things and pick toys, and we go from there. If she does something bad, like try to chew on a computer cord or pull things out of our desks, I give her a firm "No" but I don't yell. Lately, she's been standing up all by herself, and walking along the walls and desks and whatnot by holding onto it/bracing herself and taking steps to move along it, and she knows it's a good thing that she's doing right, because we praise her for it and encourage it, and help when she loses balance or messes up. I think she'll be just fine.
But I also dance & sing with hwer & watch movies n teach her things also. The cutest thing is that song thats says "IM SEXY AND I KNOW IT" I sing that to her over and over again & she dances to it. LOLOL. I think she actually thinks she is just the cutest thing on the planet because of it. but I love it. I want her to have confidence. I wasn't so lucky. I also read her a book every night for bed time along with a song I wrote for her on my guitar