I am constantly reading about how i can boost my child's self confidence, and love my son so much, I teach him how to cook great foods. I hug on him say positive words to him often, I tell him to have a great day every morning and we talk after school about the days events, and make plans for the future. I think most parents let their children watch TV or play video games and do not talk to them, a lot of parents are quick to discipline without hearing what a child has to say. I would hope real physical abuse would not be ROUTINELY used so I am leaving that out. But I think parents do not realize mental abuse, could happen routinely, physiological effects of neglect and non communication, or screaming and yelling at a child can shake a persons core, their self confidence. We always talk about things,here in our house. Our previous marriages taught us that yelling arguing and NIT PICKING just gets nowhere. Look up positive reinforcement is a good way to help with self confidence.
1. nit picking
5. no communication, no positive words
6.no future plans together
7. knee jerk discipline
8. always grounding child and or saying "no"
9. No extra thoughtfulness or favor to a child, like cooking their favorite dish
10 not teaching a child any manners or grace, or how to cook or how to wash their own clothes when they are older at the appropriate ages.
I hope this helps,