Finding those moments and opportunities to encourage your child to trust themselves is one of the most very precious things you can do to nurture genuine self-esteem and a very large part of why I wrote The Little Book of Harmony and created the Harmony Cards for Kids.
Hearing 3 powerful words of ‘I trust you’ can create that spark of inner faith and confidence.
Say it as often as you can and as sincerely as you can and you won’t believe how wonderful you feel as a parent encouraging trust. You will be surprised how often you will get the opportunity to say “I trust you”.
We all know the feeling when someone trusts us and considers us trustworthy, how valuable we feel. Trust carries us through the trying times when we doubt ourselves.
For young children it gives them wings for their independence and taps into their willingness to have a go, to risk failing and making mistakes. Enjoy the deeper connection that trust brings and watch your child soar in capability and confidence!
Until next time, happy whole-hearted parenting.