What's one of the greatest gifts we can give kids today? A firm understanding of their self-worth. I'm not talking about bloating kids minds with an overabundance of compliments that become so commonplace they lose meaning. No, I'm talking about giving kids a solid understanding of who they are and helping them decide what they want to accomplish.
When my 3rd oldest son was in pre-school the teachers told me "He has great leadership skills!" It was their very positive way of saying his personality and way of putting himself in charge at school demonstrated confidence to be a leader. At home we called it "pushing his own agenda" - and sometimes it lead to be unaware of others feelings.
I figured if we could live through the daily negotiating, one day his annoying way of discussing every request I made would someday make him a great and confident young man. I love that now as a 12 year old, he is confident in his ideas and not afraid to voice his opinions. He is going to be a dynamic leader someday.
I'm grateful to those pre-school teachers for recognizing that strength in him when I considered it an annoyance. They changed my perspective and that has helped me be a better mom for him.
Every staff member at Jeanne's wants each child to walk away with growing confidence every day. Our job is to teach dance and technique but our hearts pour out support and encourangement so those budding seeds of confidence can grow in big ways!
Click HERE to start your child's journey into a world of confidence and growth in a family centered environment you won't find anywhere else!
--Miss Amy :)
Miss Amy: I love teaching kids and watching that "A-ha!" moment happen when all the dots connect and the light bulb goes on! There's nothing better!