Dear Cool Cat Families,
Days are flying by here at Daves Avenue! We are looking for additional yard
supervisors to help maintain student safety during lunch recess. If you or someone
you know would be interested in applying for this paid position, please apply today!
Nothing brings me more joy than students sharing stories that exemplify
blossoming, self-confident youth. As promised, here are a few more tips on
promoting self-confidence in your children.
1. Encourage physical activity.
Practice in sports or other physical activities
help students to improve and achieve their goals. Learning how to recognize
strengths, accept or strengthen weaknesses, handle defeat, and expand
circles of friends while focusing on teamwork are important lifeskills. An
added bonus is that physical activity promotes a healthy lifestyle while
learning how to respect ones body. Even if your child is not involved with
organized sports, find an activity to enjoy with your child. Biking, hiking,
dancing…the possibilities to promote healthy living are endless!
2. Instill adventure and independence.
Encourage exploration beyond the
instructional day. Hobbies, vacations, and other outings can help expand
children’s horizons. Self-confident youth are often willing to try new things
without the fear of failure. If your child wants to help make a sandwich, try to
refrain from intervening or hovering. Chances are you will be impressed with
3. Set rules and be consistent.
When children know who is in charge and what
to expect, the results are often profound. Even if your child believes that
rules are too strict, they will likely gain confidence, better understand
boundaries, and know how to please you.
4. Support their pursuit of passion.
When a child excels at an academic task,
sport, or hobby, this “discovery” can spark a lifelong passion. When a child
displays a budding pursuit, praise them for their effort and accomplishment.
5. Coach relationship skills.
Healthy relationships help to promote self-
confidence. Above all, the most important relationship a child can have is a
loving parent-child relationship. As a parent, you do not need to help “fix”
every situation. Instead, help to teach compassion, kindness, self-
assertiveness, and confidence to better equip our youth to handle the ups
and downs of relationships.
Have a wonderful week!
Principal, Daves Avenue Elementary School