|Illustrated by Jacqueline Davis Moranti circa 2010|
I've written before about what confidence is, and what makes me feel confident. Confidence is a combination of a natural asset and a learned skill. Everyone has situations when they have to put in some effort to be more confident. Even people who are confident most of the time experience things that make them feel shy or nervous. Learning to be more confident can be harder as an adult. So it's important to encourage confidence in children. Of course, every child is different. Some will find it easier to put themselves out there than others. If you want to raise a confident child, here are some tips to do so. Full disclosure, I don't have children but I feel that you don't need kids to know what's right and what's wrong.