The confidence you have in yourself translates to having confidence in your children, which helps them see themselves as valued and loved. You demonstrate that trusting in your own abilities includes listening to the opinions and thoughts of others.
Do you have SELF-ASSURANCE?
- Your internal confidence
- You provide reassurance when others are in doubt
- Your steadiness in rocky situations
- You instill confidence in others
- Am I being dismissive of the opinions of others?
- Am I being stubborn?
- Am I being too authoritative?
- Am I impatient with others’ insecurities?
Children test their boundaries to establish their independence. Fortunately for them, you understand their desire to find their own way. You allow them the opportunities to discover their own inner compass and to make their own decisions. This doesn’t mean that you don’t set boundaries of your own for them. Yet, you are very proactive in discussing the consequences of their actions and decisions. You know they need to learn from their own mistakes, and you give them the space to do so. Of course, if things don’t go according to plan, you are there to support and comfort them. Your strength of character also sets a good example and means your children are less likely to fall to peer pressure. They are aware of what’s important to them and use their best judgment when temptation presents itself. By trusting their instincts, you inspire them to have confidence in themselves and to trust their inner voice.
Does this sound like you?
How does Self-Assurance show up for you at home? I’d love to hear your story.
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