Girl smiling outdoorsThe way we hold our body shows the world how we feel about ourselves. If we stand tall it shows that we feel confident and proud. If we make our body small it shows that we are scared, nervous, worried, fearful and not proud of who we are. Our body speaks without saying a word so having positive body language is something we need to teach children.

Positive Body Language Boosts Your Child’s Confidence

One of the first things I teach the children that I work with is the importance of body posture and that if they stand tall they will feel strong and able. I get them to practise their stance and get them to notice how they feel inside. What our body does will affect our feelings. If we look confident we are more likely to feel confident and act confidently. Once we do we can find ourselves treated differently to the times when we have stared at the floor not wanting anyone to notice us. From that point, once a child is standing straight and feeling more confident I can then help them with what their face is telling the world. Their face needs to match their body action and just like the body – if their face looks happy then they will start to feel it too.

A smile can really help. In fact it is imperative. A smile will warm people to them and make them feel more positive and stronger too. With a strong body and welcoming face a child can feel ready to make changes in their life and feel empowered. ‘This is who I am. I am strong. I am in control of my life and I am able to change this situation’.

This may take time but if your child practices everyday they will be feel better and others will see them as a different person and positive things can happen. It will have a great impact on your child’s confidence in all aspects of their life once they feel strong.

For more articles on positive body language click here. Being Me (And Loving It) is also a great resource for children in terms of body confidence. It addresses various issues and provides strategies.