What to Do When Kids Lack Confidence, with Dan Peters, PhD

It weighs heavily on a parent when their child doesn't feel confident, competent, self-love or self-acceptance. Growing up bright and quirky is often not easy, however clinical psychologist Dr. Dan Peters has some ideas on where we can focus to help our kids develop these critical human attributes.



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  1. B Istock on April 25, 2021 at 7:48 am

    I support Dr. Peter’s suggestion about looking at technology a different way. Embrace what they gravitate too! Connecting over video games, tech accessories and YouTube was life-changing. Instead of “fighting” about these things, he felt heard and we built connection. Thankfully he realized I’m just terrible at video games — and we moved on to watching tv series that he picks. 😉 The win is that we can have conversations about things that interest him and, in turn, our connection allows him to develop other interests.

  2. Angela Yael Blumberger on April 26, 2021 at 12:41 am

    There is nothing to add to that: do what you like to do with passion and let go of what harms you

  3. liz on April 26, 2021 at 6:12 am

    I agree with Dr. Peter. I might add that offering opportunities to feel competent could also include anything physical so the mind, body connection is positively reinforced.
    Also, learning to tolerate those moments when we don’t feel good about ourselves is a learning experience. Managing those big emotions positively helps build confidence.

  4. Maria Isabael De Rubiera on April 26, 2021 at 2:57 pm

    I loved the way Dr. Peters mention technology, It is impossible nowadays to keep it out our sight. But it offers a wide horizon of ways to use it in a positive, educational, engagement way to support our children. Thank you

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