How a group activity can grow your child’s confidence
I recently introduced a regular feature #IfShesHappyImHappy and this week I’m talking about a group activity that our daughter enjoys and has helped to build her confidence. #IfShesHappyImHappy is all about the cycle of happiness – you being happy, making your child happy and it coming full circle to make you happy again! You can read it here if you missed it.
Our daughter’s 7 and typically, she loves to dance and sing. Very soon I’m sure she’ll be singing into a hairbrush.
For now, she loves to express herself by dancing and singing. And so when she got a place in the cheerleading club at her school, I was really pleased. She’d been asking to go, to join in with her friend. And she loves it!
I even found some cheerleading pompoms in Poundland. Of course, her eyes lit up when she saw them and off she went.
What I love about her little cheerleading group is that not everyone’s her age. The group of around 15 range from 6-11 years old I think.
There’s a boy from her class who joins in just as eagerly as the rest, and she’s always shattered afterwards so the teacher is clearly getting a lot from them!
And it’s turned into a family affair. Oh yes, one rainy Saturday, we were all up on our feet waving pom-poms around and strutting our stuff to the cheerleading moves! I was shattered, I can tell you…
Seeing their confidence grow
A few weeks ago, they did a little performance for us which was lovely to see. As with anything, we’ve been building her confidence by using encouraging words, by telling her well done and by playing music in the house which she generally sings and dances to. Her confidence has been growing and growing. It was great to see her performing to the songs with her friends.
Whichever way you look at it, this group activity is good for our daughter and though it doesn’t need to be cheerleading, an activity like this could be good for your child too…
What group activities does/did your child do that helped their confidence grow? Please share your thoughts in the comments below or tweet me @AllSortsHere