How Can I Make My Child Feel Confident?

How Can I Make My Child Feel Confident?

By working with David Charlton, you and your organisation will be better equipped to rise to modern day challenges and better informed to thrive on and off the pitch, course or court.  Where he inspires individuals and teams to:

  • Cope with pressure and challenges more effectively
  • Maintain positive mental health
  • Compete with confidence more often
  • Manage your emotions better
  • Improve your commitments levels

David is a Mental Toughness Practitioner, as well as a Health Care and Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Sport and Exercise Psychologist.  He has successfully supported athletes, teams and organisations for over 10 years in order to ensure that they perform at their maximum more often.

He has a comprehensive knowledge around the development of Mental Toughness, a plastic personality trait, which determines or limits people to deal effectively with change, challenges and stressors.  In today’s climate, during the Coronavirus pandemic this quality is becoming more and more valuable to individuals, teams and organisations. 

Today’s question comes from a parent, Anna to a talented golfer.  Anna’s son, Harry is 14 years old however he lacks confidence and she worries about him.  She also recognises to succeed in golf, in other sports or in education he’s going to need confidence.   So she asked me – How do I give him confidence? 

I go onto share 3 ideas which can help you as a parent to help your child begin to see things differently.  Enjoy tuning in. 


Key Learning Points:

  • Set mini goals with your children to help aid their focus and concentration.  Consider different behaviours that would help them improve their performance levels such as trust, having fun, bouncing back positively from mistakes.
  • Create a highlights reel together using video technology.  This will help your child visualise what they do at their best and program them subconsciously in a helpful way.   
  • Design a Confidence CV together on a large piece of card focusing on what they are good at, their achievements in their sport and away from it.  Let them draw, print out screen shots of images or cut out clippings from newspapers or websites.
  • Watch your language, consider how you communicate with them when they have failed at something or made a mistake.  

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Best Wishes 

David Charlton

Global Sports Psychologist who is located near Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK and willing to travel Internationally.  David also uses online video conferencing software (Zoom, Facetime, WhatsApp) on a regular basis and has clients who he has supported in USA, Canada, South America, UAE, Australian and New Zealand.  

Managing Director – Inspiring Sporting Excellence and Founder of The Sports Psychology Hub.  With over 10 years experience supporting athletes, coaches, parents and teams to achieve their goals, quickly. 

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