How to help your child
feel confident and secure
We all want our children to grow up feeling safe, secure, and happy. The good news is, there are small, simple things we can do that will help make a big difference to their development and their wellbeing now and in the future. And it can also make day-to-day life easier.
Here are 4 positive ways to help look after your family’s wellbeing and mental health.
Older children will want to make their own choices about everything – but you can help them make good choices by talking through the options with them and encouraging them to see what the consequences of their choices could be. Giving them the money for new clothes or shoes and letting them buy them themselves is a way to help them manage decisions and build their confidence. Our pages on helping your child grow up to be a confident individual and helping teens build resilience have more tips.
Teens may sometimes act as if they’re all grown up and don’t need you, but they still need to feel that they’re safe and that they belong. You can find some simple things you can do to support your teen to feel secure and part of the family here.
In this short video, parents share their top tips for making daily life go more smoothly.
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