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Talk about Confidence!

Confidence in Infancy (0-1)

Confidence in Middle Childhood (5-11)

Baby's temperament Preparing for transition to school
Consoling baby: responding to crying, holding, cuddling, rocking Expressing feelings
Talking, singing, reading, playing Self-discipline
Comfort object such as stuffed animal or blanket Resolving conflicts, handling anger
Opportunities for exploration Assigning chores
Developing routines Reading, hobbies
    Family, team, group activities
    Positive interactions

Confidence in Early Childhood (1-5)

Confidence in Adolescence (11-21)

Praising child Setting reasonable but challenging goals
Individual attention Clarifying values, trusting feelings
Opportunities for exploration Recognizing changes, growth, strengths, talents
Playing alone as well as with others Developing a support system: friends, siblings, parents, teachers, others
Self-care, self-expression, choices Handling peer pressure, stress
Assertiveness without aggression Managing weight and body image: healthy eating and regular exercise
Nightmares, other fears Avoiding alcohol, tobacco,
Toilet training when child is ready    
Developing routines    

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