February 26, 2018
Raising Confident Children
In this week’s Weekly Juice, I interview Jillian Darwish, the President of the Mayerson Academy and the Lead Consultant for Educational Practice at the VIA Institute to talk about how to increase your child’s confidence.
The VIA Character Strengths is an online questionnaire (for ages 18+) that can be completed in about 15 minutes and it will give you your top five character strengths. There is also a youth version that can be taken by children ages 10-17.
Researchers have found that people who use their character strengths experience a higher level of self-esteem and self-efficacy which means that people feel good about themselves along with a sense of self-confidence and self-assuredness. In this video, Jillian shows us how you can shift your child’s focus from what’s wrong to what’s strong. This allows your child to focus on their strengths rather than their weaknesses.
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