Over the last few years I have been blessed to witness my son do some amazing things that I admittedly would not have been able to do at the same age.
For example, his school held an evening lecture, and my son was asked to introduce the guest speaker in an auditorium filled with fellow students and parents. He calmly walked up to the podium and clearly read a lengthy introduction. Then he greeted the speaker with a firm handshake and took his seat in the audience.
If he was nervous, it didn’t show! I was wowed by his ability to rise to the challenge placed before him with such ease and grace.
It got me thinking — since I am not always confident — how is that I (and my husband) raised such a strong, confident child?
I reflected back to all the areas where we have specifically focused our attention over the years and concluded that a multi-disciplinary approach has been key to helping our son succeed in building self-confidence, inner strength and self-reliance. Our approach has focused on three primary areas: physical, mental and emotional.
As the saying goes, “A three-legged stool will not wobble!”[Read more…]