Confidence or Arrogance: What Kind of Child Are You Raising?

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We all know the feeling...the moment of pride when someone notices how outspoken or articulate our child is. We bask in the knowledge that our child is smart, has a great sense of self-esteem and succeeds at virtually everything they attempt to do. There is a fine line between confidence and pride and arrogance.

Experts agree that a child's ability to believe in themselves is a major factor in helping to form the foundation for their emotional, social, academic, and moral development. However, there are critical elements children need to also have to cultivate true confidence rather than an arrogance that will form a barrier to happiness their entire life.

  • Confident kids say, "I can do it." An arrogant child says, "I can do it better than anyone else and that's the most important thing."