One of the biggest challenges of parenting is how to raise confident kids; praise alone isn’t enough.
FOX’s Lisa Brady reports on ways to help in this week’s ‘FOX on Family’:
When my daughter turned 10, I noticed insecurity creeping in. And just telling her she’s awesome and to ignore the haters, doesn’t seem to help:
(Mayants) “This generation doesn’t do as you say, they only do as you do.”
So the advice from mother-of-four and author of ‘Happiest Mom on the Block,’ Katerina Mayants is to be the change you want to see in your children by working on yourself:
(Mayants) “And you start to raise your own voice and make it louder than the voices that are coming-of advice, of criticism-from people around you, that’s when you’re bulletproof.”
She says then the whole family can focus on living the best life they can:
(Mayants) “Instead of constantly being plagued by stresses and anxieties and all of the things that come when we’re trying to impress everybody else outside of the home.”
Spending less time on social media can help with confidence. And let your kids know you face similar challenges with criticism in life, but that you’re own opinion is what really matters. Show them how to move on.
With FOX on Family, I’m Lisa Brady.
Katerina Mayants is a New Jersey-based author and mother who overcame great personal tragedy, the loss of her daughter to cancer nine years ago, to pursue her dream of writing. She encourages moms especially to work on better understanding themselves to be confident role models for their kids; her advice is to focus on being a happy mom, not a supermom. You can find her at https://www.katerinamayants.com/