September Counselor's Corner
Building Confidence Daily
Setting A Culture of Confidence
Working Through Struggles and Failures
Failure is inevitable. Not just for kids but for adults. It is often difficult to feel good when we fail, however failure is an opportunity to learn. Think about your own life and the times that you have learned the most. If you think hard enough you will probably recall some type of failure that corresponded to that learning. If we take away the opportunity for our kids to fail we will take away their opportunity to learn. Obviously kids should be protected from danger. However, a little bit of struggle offers kids the opportunity to fail and learn. If we rescue them from every struggle they will never learn how to overcome. When they struggle, fail, succeed, they develop the mindset that they are capable. That fosters confidence. If you praise their effort with words like "I am really proud of how hard you tried", rather than being proud of only success, kids will learn that effort is important, and they will try harder.
SEPTEMBER FOCUS: BUILDING CONFIDENCE TO BUILD PRIDE
Some Highlights This Month.....
2nd Grade Bucket Filler SEL guidance lesson5th Grade- "Digital Footprints" SEL guidance lesson
"Coffee with the Counselor" College/Career Readiness
Club Live Beach Clean Up
25 Things You Can Do Right Now To Build a Child's Confidence
Confidence is vitally important to a child's future happiness, health, and success. Confident children are better equipped to deal with peer pressure, responsibility, frustrations, challenges, and both positive and negative emotions. And what is the KEY factor in developing a child's confidence? YOU! The child's parents and teachers. No pressure, right?