Raising self-confidence can help your child to have an even more successful future, a leading academic has said.
The academic, who is also a psychologist, said the boost to self- esteem was key to helping children reach the highest level of achievement.
The research, conducted by Dr Alastair Hinchliffe from the University of Oxford, also suggests that self-efficacy plays a key role in how we think and act, he said.
“We know that children are much more likely to do well in school if they are confident in their own abilities,” Dr Hinchhay said.
But the research has implications for schools and schools’ leadership, he added.
“In the UK, the majority of teachers are women, which means they have to teach a lot of young people, who often are very insecure and very unsure about how to be themselves.”
What to do about self-harming in childrenThe research found that the more self-confident a child was, the more likely they were to report that they self-harm.
This is because self-loathing, shame and anger, along with being socially isolated, often play a role in self-injury, Dr Hiperliffe said.
Dr Hinchfoll said the findings suggested that self esteem is linked to the development of resilience and resilience is linked with the development and maintenance of self-worth.
“It’s a key factor in our ability to overcome challenges,” he said, adding that there are also many psychological, social and physical benefits to developing confidence and self-reliance.
“Self-confidence, self-control, self confidence is all important, but it is also important to have good health.”
Dr Hiperli said there was growing evidence that children who have confidence in themselves are also more likely than those with low self-assessments to feel more comfortable in social situations, and to be more resilient and resilient in the face of adversity.
“If you have a confidence that you can overcome challenges, you are more likely not to be shy, you’re more likely be able to engage in different activities and that is the thing that you want to have in life,” he added