Confidence is that sense of self-assurance we get from appreciating our own abilities or qualities, and from mastering new skills. When kids feel confident, they’re more able to remain optimistic in the face of adversity. There are simple ways grown-ups can help build little ones’ confidence.

Share this short video with caregivers. You might host a discussion or workshop around the four strategies highlighted in the video.

  • Acknowledge – help kids feel seen and heard when we talk about feelings with them
  • Introduce – change kids’ perspective by introducing the concept of yet
  • Remind – concrete examples give kids “proof” that they can accomplish new things
  • Compliment – offer compliments that encourage a growth mindset


You might also share resources like Elmo Doesn’t Give Up, and Super Teeth Chart to help caregivers put these strategies into practice.