MP 043 : Raising confident kids who aren’t full of themselves

“I have this problem with low self-esteem, which is really ridiculous when you consider how amazing I am.”
~ the modern child

Raising confident children is the obsession of many parents today. Cries of “Good job!” “You can do it!” “You are awesome!” can be heard in playgrounds, sporting events, and auditoriums all over the country. Is this really how we should ground our children and help them to be the best they can be? The key to self-esteem is not what you do, but who you are. Who are you? You are a child of God, created in His image. Listen in as we delve into this topic and explore how we can communicate to our children a true confidence based on reality.

Some questions to start a discussion:

  • What activities can I do to help give my child confidence?
  • How do I build my teen’s identity as a child of God?
  • Where does my own identity come from? In my accomplishments or in who I am?