I recently heard a mother saying that she feared her son would be over-confident. She went on to say that she constantly bragged on her son, and was afraid it would go to his head.
This gave me something to ponder. See, we, my husband and I, always tell my son how great he is… whether it’s in school related matters or as a budding actor — he performs regularly at our local children’s theater — we build his confidence. Yes, I say “build” his confidence.
Don’t get me wrong… he works hard. We have instilled in him how important it is to give 100%, and to study and be prepared.
Because like we tell him, we know how wonderful he is, but for the rest of the world to know, he must work hard.
I think this is the main reason he is so confident. He knows he has worked hard at whatever it is he is doing, whether it’s a math test, the spelling bee, or a speech contest he is participating in, so he feels confident in his success.
The confidence building that goes on in our family is targeted towards the mental, emotional, and social aspects of his life. Yes, I tell him his handsome, but the physical isn’t important. He is ten and already knows that who a person is on the inside is what counts. Yet, we do encourage a confident smile.
A person’s smile is important. It is how we express positivity. It shows friendliness and kindness. It lets people know we are happy.
So my son knows that his inner confidence shows through his smile. And that taking care of his teeth… having good oral hygiene is important for a confident smile.
One way he does that is by using ACT Anticavity Kids. It tastes good so he doesn’t mind rinsing with it. And I’m “confident” he has healthier teeth.
Every morning, he rinses with ACT Kids before leaving for school. It’s a routine that helps him start off his day with a bright, healthy, and confident smile.
About ACT for Kids:
ACT fluoride rinses and mouthwashes prevent cavities, rebuild tooth enamel, and strengthen teeth. ACT Anticavity Kids rinses are the segment leader, providing kids ages 6-12 with trusted fluoride protection in a variety of fun flavors and popular licensed characters. In addition, ACT Anticavity Kids rinses:
- Provide up to 40% fewer cavities
- Strengthen teeth up to 2 times stronger
- Are the only Kids rinses to provide maximum fluoride protection in a one-time-a-day formula
- Have an easy-to-use metered top that minimizes messes and provides the right dose of fluoride every time
- Have a unique, kid-friendly wave bottle design perfect for small hands
- Taste great
- Make rinsing fun
How do you build confidence in your kids?
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Disclosure: I was compensated for this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and ACT Kids blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own. To read more posts on this topic, click here.