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How Confident Are You?

March 11, 2015

Woman Raises Hands TriumphantlyConfidence isn’t just a trait that’s important for adults; it’s crucial for children, too. Kids that are self-confident are more likely to learn new skills, take on challenges, get along well with others, and expect positive outcomes from relationships. So, as a parent, you’ll undoubtedly want to help raise a child who has a healthy belief in himself or herself.

Although there are a number of different aspects that go into raising a confident child, one of the most important is your own confidence level. According to Dr. William Sears, a noted pediatrician and the author or co-author of more than 30 parenting books, one of the best ways to raise a self-assured child is to improve your own self-confidence. Since young children learn from imitating their parents, you’ll want to model confident behaviors for your child.

But how do you know if you have a healthy self-confidence or if it’s something you need to work on? Take this self-confidence test to find out where your current level is at and how you can improve:

For each statement, click the answer that best describes you.


I look forward to learning new things.

People give me positive feedback on my work.

No matter if I win or lose, I’m OK.

When I start something new, I know that I can do a good job if I work hard.

I choose to take on challenges, even if there’s a possibility for failure.

When I’m given criticism, I think about what I can learn from it, instead of getting too emotional.

When I set objectives for myself, I achieve them.

Even if I can’t figure something out right away, I’ll keep trying until I do.

I feel like things are going to go well in my life.

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