Build Kids Self-Esteem and Confidence. Black Belt Plus - Gold Coast

How to Build Your Child’s Self-Esteem and Confidence

In this blog post, Chief Instructor Jonathon Hourigan talks about how to build kids self-esteem and confidence to stop the bully.  Last week,  we looked at building confidence to use our words to stop bullying in it’s tracks. Once we master the verbal de-escalation we can conquer the physical aspect of training.  In this blog, we talk about the foundation steps we teach our students to help them physically defend themselves. Our aim is to help students be confident and skilled enough to stand up to bullies and keep themselves and others safe here in the Gold Coast.

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JONATHON: Mums and dads, Jonathon Hourigan from Black Belt Plus Marital Arts Centre in Burleigh. I’ve got a second tip today about how to build your child’s self-esteem and confidence. The second thing that we do in our school is work on the physical skill of a student. Now, that can be the same at home.  So we find that building a child’s balance, coordination and strength and speed all helps them feel better about themselves. This can be done with any sport that you might have at home, even if it’s just riding a bike, or riding a skateboard, or learning to surf.  All those things are building this response inside your child that. “Hey, I can do something and it feels good, and I can be proud of myself.”

We do that in many ways here.  Learning how to kick and punch and defend ourselves, and do lots of fitness work, and acrobatics work, and all those things add up. Combining those with using your voice, adds up to developing a child who can say no and stand up to the bully and have that self-confidence to lead a happy, healthy life at school and at home. Hope this helps, and look forward to seeing you soon. Bye.