How can your child be successful? Conquer life with confidence! What is confidence?
We talk about how Little Voices builds children’s confidence but what is confidence really and what does confidence enable you to do in adulthood?
Wikipedia states that confidence is belief in oneself, positiveness, assertiveness, self assurance.
It is true; if you have confidence then you can achieve! Having confidence leads to success and we are completely committed to facilitating every child’s vocal and dramatic learning so that they can be whoever they want to be and achieve and do whatever they want to do!
A child’s future will be shaped by how confident they are. Their success will be a result of how confident they are. We strive at Little Voices and always have done to create a positive learning environment that nurtures a child so that they feel happy, safe and secure to share their ideas, their voice, their skills, make new friends and then their confidence starts to increase as they explore and push their boundaries, acquire new skills and excel in their examinations. The examinations are a critical part of what we do at Little Voices as they act as external verification for a child (and the parents and tutors) that they are doing well !!!! It is not just about rushing through the grades and increasing your C.V. from an early age although that is a really positive element of examinations. When we distribute the results from L.A.M.D.A. examinations it is superb to see the children’s faces and how proud they are of themselves and each other. It helps them to benchmark themselves and to appreciate that pushing their comfort zone boundaries and going through the examination process was all worth it! Another key life skill!
I was reading a blog recently relating to the workplace and Craig Jarrow said in relation to confidence in adulthood that:
- Confident people start things. They are not shy about striking out on a new idea even when those around them are still pondering it.
- Confidence allows you to stand up for yourself in a fair and consistent manner. Otherwise, you may find yourself unheard or unfairly treated.
- Confident people have the ability to say ‘No’ where appropriate. They do not take on unnecessary or inappropriate work or obligations. And at the same time, confident individuals say “Yes” to opportunity. They do not miss new options because they are shy. I have seen individuals’ pass up opportunities (even promotions) because they didn’t think they were “worthy.”
- Lack of confidence can lead to paralysis from fear. Fear of failure. Fear of what others think. Fear of the unknown. To succeed, you need the confidence to face and overcome your fears.
- Self-confidence means believing in yourself. Henry Ford said, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t — you’re right.” He was right.
- Confident individuals set the bar high and aim high. Lack of confidence leads to weak goals, setting the bar too low, and mediocre results.
- Confidence lets you know your limits and test them. By stretching your limits you increase them. You are stronger than you think!
- Confidence allows you to ask questions, even when others are silent. Confidence even lets you “ask for the job.”
- Confident people believe in success. And more importantly, they believe in their abilityto succeed.
Believing in Success
Confidence leads to success.
Believe in yourself. Believe in your skills.
And most importantly, believe in your ability to succeed.
As parents we all want our children to be happy and successful and certainly at Little Voices we share your desires for your child too. It is important to us to hear from you regularly and learn about how Little Voices is helping your child or what you feel they need more help with. Please keep in regular contact with us so that we can keep helping your child and every child to conquer life with confidence!