Many parents understand the need to help young people build confidence after set-backs and disappointments at school and in life. But they may not know exactly how to best achieve this.
The first step to managing confidence is developing a mindset that we can change ourselves. Science clearly shows we can improve confidence by practicing specific mental skills. However, this type of focused practice can be difficult. And our A.P.E. Brain® and H.U.E. can make us give up too easily.
To learn more about how to help young people build confidence after set-backs, watch this short excerpt:
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How can we help our young people?
To build confidence we first need to understand our emotions and thoughts. We can do this by writing down our feelings, and trying to make sense of them. This helps move thoughts from the A.P.E. Brain® into the H.A.C. Brain®. More importantly, this makes our thinking and emotions much more helpful.
The next step is to gain more knowledge in the areas we need. In other words, spend time learning more about a specific school subject. Following that we can gain confidence from what others say to us. For example, we might receive praise for our extra efforts to improve.
Thirdly, we can build confidence by learning to apply our new knowledge. In other words, we might use knowledge of long division to secure some extra marks in a maths exam.
Finally, we can build confidence by applying our existing skills to new confidence challenges. If we use the maths exam example, we might be good at equations. So we can understand how we build confidence by recognising that another aspect of our maths study is progressing well.
Building confidence – how can Me Power help this?
Me Power Academy is an easy-to-use online programme. It is for parents and families who believe in children’s potential. And it is for teachers, personal tutors, schools and further and higher education institutions.
It works on smartphones, tablets and also desktop computers. Above all, the programme makes life easier for families and education communities.
Me Power helps everyone to be healthy, happy and at their best in our challenging world. Significantly, this also includes modules on building confidence after set-backs and disappointments. Above all, users tell us they experience positive results very quickly.
Me Power was created by Dr. Jon Finn and the Tougher Minds team. Tougher Minds is an award-winning consultancy. Most importantly, they help young people build confidence and improve their lifestyles.