Encourage Courage Brave Children

Darryl Bachmeier
Jun 11, 2020

What comes to your mind when you hear about children who are brave and courageous? You must think that they come from a strong family background, but they are not only coming from a healthy family. Also, they are taught to be brave and resilient. From the day they are born, they are trained to be sleep alone in their rooms. This thing, which sounds so essential, is the crucial step towards teaching your child to be independent.

You must have seen some kids, who stand against being treated wrong, say no when they are not feeling like doing something a person asks them to do, they are not afraid of roller-coasters or roaming around alone in a place their parents left them to be. All this is because they are taught to be bold from a very young age. We see so many children in television working as actors.

We think how they could be so confident when our kids cannot even interact with others appropriately. All this is because these kids have such strong connections with their parents that they learn how to behave publicly. So, for a bold kid, you should practice what you teach to them. Here we have gathered a few points you can use to build your child’s strong character and personality. There are five ways you can do so:

Show them the power of Empathy

From the age of adolescence, you should portray your child to the upcoming challenges he might face in his life by creating such kind of situations for him at your premises. Make a list of challenges and lessons you want them to learn in a specified time. Ask them to tell you about their whole day, what kind of challenges they felt at school, and what is bothering them? Do not ever tell them that they can’t face that kind of situation.

For example, one day, one of your children comes home and tells you that his class fellow made fun of him for not answering the teacher. Instead of judging him for not answering his teacher, you should ask him how he felt when he did not know the answer to that question in front of the whole class. What did he think when his class-fellow made fun of him?

By asking these questions, you’re setting an example of showing Empathy for his problems. A healthy child is also the one who is vulnerable enough to feel the emotions of other people. Ask him to tell that child who questioned his knowledge that he does not know the answer yet. Still, he will learn the specific topic and will explain it to the whole class tomorrow. This way, not only he answers the kid who did wrong to him confidently but also shows that he is capable enough to accept his mistake and try to rectify it.

Challenge their mind

The other most important thing for raising a healthy kid is that he has the power of questioning people if he’s not getting what is in front of him. Whenever there’s a difficult situation he’s in at school or with friends or at home, ask him to solve that challenge himself. Ask him what he thinks is the answer to this situation. By asking him his decisions and choices, you’re telling him that he is an independent human being who can think about right and wrong.

Show them independence does not mean that you are asking them to act the way they feel. You should have such a strong influence over their mind that they do not even think about acting rudely or misbehaving with someone just because they do not feel it’s right—this way, the child will learn how to behave with different kinds of people without feeling anxious.

The reality of practical life

To have a brave and strong child, you should mention them real-life examples of courageous humans in their daily life. Show them how their father works day and night to provide them the necessities of life and show them the example of firefighters, athletes, nurses, police, soldiers, and other small occupations people are doing.

Show that to earn something in real life, tell them that there’s more to life than cartoons, toys, and the fantasy world that the media shows them but do not be harsh enough on their small minds. Instead of giving them lectures about the harsh realities of life, show them how their own family manages it in their own lives. Teach them family values and ethics to know he has to encounter all this in future life.

Fun activities

To encourage your child to be confident and healthy, you should set up fun activities and questionnaires for him. For instance, ask him fun questions like, what would he do if he were to win a lottery, what he would do if he were a superhero, or what kind of wishes he would like to be fulfilled by a genie. By asking these questions, you’re teaching as well as encouraging him to think outside the box.

This will immune his mental capabilities as well as make him confident. You can also ask him to do a specific character he loves in front of everyone and ask your family members to join his fun activities to boost his confidence.

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