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5 Tips to Boost Confidence

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Confidence can be a tricky thing -- sometimes you might have it and sometimes you might not!  As caring adults, we can help to boost the confidence of our young people and also encourage them to develop a mindset that will inspire self-confidence!  Coach Will on Instagram shared five insightful tips on how to boost confidence. Next time your young person is in a confidence slump, try one of these tips:

  • Ask yourself positive "what if" questions. For example, instead of asking "What if they judge me?" prompt yourself with "What if they become my friend?"  
  • Remember, people aren't scrutinizing you as much as you think they are. Most of the time, they're preoccupied with their own concerns.  
  • Challenge yourself to act with confidence by asking, "What would I do if I were more confident?" Then, take steps towards those actions.  
  • Invest your time and energy in things you have control over.   
  • Recognize that true confidence isn’t about being liked, it's about not fearing being disliked.  

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Coach Will is a dedicated teen and parent coach who shares invaluable insights on social media. Explore his Instagram for more helpful information and guidance!