Confidence – Kindle Kids International School


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A happy child is an eager child. When they are happy, they want to share their joy, are glad to learn new things and generally accept the world around them. It is a beautiful experience to be around happy children. The world, however, is full of change and while most are simple, there are some changes that can be disruptive if we, as teachers and parents, are not well prepared to guide our children through them.

Confidence is a fragile concept. People are generally positive by nature but, with some hard lessons learnt from the world around them, they sometimes see things negatively. Self-confidence, therefore, is a necessary skill. Without learning how to maintain a positive, “can-do” attitude, life can seem very difficult. Helping your child to understand that mistakes are a natural part of life and teaching them how to pick themselves up after a mistake will build a happy and positive outlook in your child. Since we are the primary influence in our children’s lives, we become their primary source of their self-worth until they learn to believe in themselves.

The teachers at Kindle Kids International School (KKIS) know very well that our student’s sense of worth is tied to how they receive feedback about their work. For the student it is very simple: I did well = I am good, I made mistakes = I am not very good. Our philosophy when correcting our students is to remind them that every mistake is a part of understanding new concepts. The trick is for them to learn from their mistakes so that they no longer make the same mistakes repeatedly. Positive feedback from a happy teacher means that our students can adjust to accepting their mistakes easily. Once they accept the mistake and understand where they went wrong, their understanding improves without any effect on their confidence. For more information, feel free to visit us in person.

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