Building self-confidence in children is crucial for healthy psychological, social, and emotional development and wellbeing. This resourceful and fun activity booklet is an invaluable resource for parents, teachers, and therapists in helping to build children’s self-confidence. It explores ideas around self-confidence and what that might mean as well as the essentials required to build it. This activity booklet also encourages self-knowledge and self-acceptance through the identification of each child’s unique strengths and skills. This book is one of a series based on the use of imagination (I), mindful play (MP) and creative thinking (CT) to enhance social, psychological and emotional wellbeing and resilience in children. The accompanying ebook Using Imagination, Mindful Play and Creative Thinking to Support Wellbeing and Resilience in Children describes the theory and approach behind how these activities can significantly influence children’s perceptions of themselves and the world.
- I. Exploring Self-Confidence: a mindful play perspective;
- II. Phase One: IMPACT essentials for building self-confidence;
- III. Phase Two: Self-knowledge and self-acceptance;
- IV. Phase Three: What is confidence?;
- V. Phase Four: Making changes, facing challenges;
- VI. Activity sheets
Deborah M. Plummer has over 30 years’ experience of facilitating groups and working individually with both children and adults. Formerly a clinical lead therapist working within the NHS, she also has extensive experience as a senior lecturer in aspects of health psychology and counselling. She ran workshops and short courses on the uses of imagery, games and story-telling in the promotion of well-being. Deborah is now retired.