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10 Strategies to Develop a Child's
Confidence at School

How can you improve your child's confidence at school? Throughout the world, teachers are not only believed to train students in academic life but also prepare them for the future so that they can face all the difficulties and hardships in life with confidence. Different schools have teachers and instructors that are trained to work on strategies to build a child’s confidence and faith on their capabilities, so that he can grow up with an individual and outstanding character and confident personality.

Some strategies that are believed to boost a child's confidence at school are

1. Appreciation

If a child is has done something for the first time, he greatly needs some appreciationor regard from his parents, teachers and from everyone in the surrounding. It is not necessary if the job is outstanding or not, but proper motivation may build his confidence that will make him a positive and creative person.

2. Do Not Use Humiliation

Never humiliate a child in front of his fellow students whether justified or unjustified. Children are very sensitiveand once they are humiliated in public, they may never gather the courage and confidence to perform again


Punishment and rewards are both necessary at times, but it should always be kept in mind that unnecessary and excessive punishments destroy children's personality and confidence. Childhood is a time in person’s life when he should be carefree. Excessive strictness can be detrimental to a child's confidence.

4. Credit

In order to boost confidence in a child and to motivate him for future, it is very necessary to give him credit for team work and his individual efforts must be appreciated.

5. Extracurricular Activities

There are a few students who may not be great at studies but instead of pointing out their weaknesses, try to figure out activities in which these students can perform well. A student may not be good at studies but can be excellent at sports and other co curricular activities.

6. Comparison

Never compare two students, as it will just create an air of hatred. It is the duty of teacher to treat all students equally at school.

7. Individual Attention

It is the right of every child to receive individual attention and support of teachers. Schools should maintain a strict policy for teachers to avoid favoritism.

Child's Confidence at School

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