How to boost your kids’ confidence and combat bullying
By Aimee Heckel
Perhaps the most important thing we, as parents, can do is instill in our kids a solid self-confidence. Consider it the foundation upon which all other life building blocks stand — and an answer to many of those parental challenges, too.
A kid with confidence will know how to handle peer pressure, won’t be afraid to communicate with teachers if there’s a problem with schoolwork and won’t rely on the outside world to define him.
That means bullies, too.
Nearly one-third of all school-aged kids are bullied every year, according to the National Bullying Prevention Center. That’s more than 13 million kids.
Saidat Vandenberg addressed this issue in her new book, “Tadias and the Pitbully Tree.” In the book, Vandenberg offers kids different tools to help build their self-confidence and know how to handle bullying.
“Shake It Up” Disney star Zendaya Coleman is working on her own book deal, too, a book called “Between U and Me: How to Rock Your Tween Years With Style And Confidence,” according to the Huffington Post.
The Disney Channel has a great, short clip about confidence, too, featuring Bella and Zendaya; everyone, even Disney icons, get nervous and need to work on building their confidence, the clip shows. In the clip, Zendaya talks about embracing her unique “flaws,” which make her unique and, ultimately, beautiful.
Is your kid a Disney fan?
The Disney Store links to tons of fun videos, music, games and, coming soon, books for your kids. Teach your kids about personalizing their world with the Disney personalization shop. Now through Thursday only, you can add a personal message or name on many products (like fleece blankets) for just $1, using the code DOLLARPZ.
Right now the Disney Store is also offering 25 percent off Halloween costumes. Find more Disney Store coupons here, plus get 3 percent Cash Back from ShopAtHome.com. Read more about the Disney Store here.
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