I was getting things ready for my Confidence Classes for Kids. ~ Helping children feel good about themselves workshop when I decided to record my own voice saying “That Was EASY!” on a simple button that the kids push.
It’s a really simple, easy and brilliant way to ‘anchor’ confidence in a child’s unconscious and to attach doing new things and having a go, to feelings of success as it builds confidence and self esteem instantly through just having fun and being relaxed. The kids just run over and push their “That was EASY!” button and laugh!
An anchor is when your mood changes in response to some trigger or stimulus and your unconscious registers it every time you see it, hear it or feel it.
A bit like going to the fridge to get a snack after seeing an advert on the telly or like jumping up at a party when your favourite song comes on that reminds you of going to college, someone’s birthday or a romance that’s become “our song”!
Building and anchoring confidence with the “That was EASY! ” Button sounding out loud and clear is funny and is a wonderfully positive experience for kids.
So just imagine that your family had my “That was EASY!” Button in your kitchen and your kids ran over and pressed it anytime they did something new, overcame something difficult, did something they found unpleasant or something out of their comfort zone and just had a go!
Just think of the power to their confidence as they learnt their 7x tables, learnt to tie their shoelaces or use the potty, ate their broccoli, did their homework, answered the phone and took a message, tidied their room, put away their toys, read their reading book or emptied the dishwasher! – the list is endless and only limited by your imagination and pressed my “That was EASY” button !
What a wonderfully simple way to boost your child’s self esteem and develop the “have a go” mentality or what I like to call ‘The Can Do’ mindset so important to success in Life.
Just imagine if families started to do this fun thing from the moment their kids were little….. just think how much more relaxed, optimistic and happy kids would be.
Just think, you could use it too when you didn’t shout, didn’t nag or got something right with your kids or when you did something new for the first time too, like struggling with the frustration over online banking, speaking up at a meeting or salsa dancing!!!
I am passionate about helping kids grow up free from the crippling effects of low self- esteem so if you think this is a simple, great and fun idea pass my blog and campaign on to all your friends and let’s make growing up positive, fun & easy!
Why don’t you get one for your kitchen, office, classroom or nursery?…….. and all of you can have fun making life, learning and living easier .
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all nurseries, schools, colleges, gymnastics clubs, dance clubs, sport’s clubs all had my “That was EASY! ” Button too?
Join my campaign for building confident parents and confident kids in all sorts of places………… sounds like it could be brilliant fun and a very, very easy way to build your child’s self esteem and self confidence !
NO MORE ‘Naughty Step’ which is a negative way to motivate your kids – try my “That was EASY!” approach to raising happy, confident, resilient kids 🙂
Tell all of your friends and to pass my simple idea on ………………
Post up YOUR videos, stories and photos using your “That was EASY!” button on my Happy, Confident Kids with Sue Atkins => Facebook page & let’s have fun raising happy, confident kids and don’t forget to pass this simple idea on to your friends and family.
Let’s start a movement for Confident ‘Can Do’ Kids that’s simple, fun and very, very easy !
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