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Summary

Is your child dealing with self-doubt, low self-esteem, or social anxiety? Are they beaten down by the slightest failure? Do they give up easily? Then, read on...

Our confidence is what gets us through life. It’s our helmets, life jackets, seatbelts, and mouthguards. Seeing your child battle with low self-esteem and self-doubt is not easy, and your first inclination might be to lock them in a bubble and shield them from the harsh realities of life. But taking that approach will undoubtedly do them more harm than good.

In this remarkable guide The Confident Child, Jessica Palmer, mother of four, will take you through a step-by-step process of building your child’s confidence. With two collegians, two high schoolers, and four different personalities, Palmer has had to practice unique methods for building confidence in each individual child.

Armed with 22 years of experience and tried-and-true strategies, Palmer will teach you the right approach with practical, straightforward, applicable instructions that will have your child suited up in the armor of extreme confidence in no time. 

Some areas explored in this book are:

  • Improving your own confidence
  • Resisting comparison
  • Trying new things/developing new skills
  • Overcoming fear of failure
  • Expressing feelings
  • Surrounding kids with positive, confident people
  • Treating mistakes as building blocks for learning
  • Getting them off the internet and into the real world
  • Nipping overpraising in the bud

The Confident Child has everything you will ever need for building your child’s confidence. Ready to do what it takes as a parent to save our children from a life of defeating misery? Let’s get started!

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Jessica Palmer (P)2020 Jessica Palmer

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Great book!

This book helped me to reconnect with my six year old. I can appreciate him for the wonderful child he is. Also help him to be the best version of himself.

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Reasonable, practical and scientifically backed

The author provides reasons for why certain parenting behavior should be carried out or not. Many examples are provided and pediatric research is often referred to. Particularly to those parents who think they already know it all. You'll be surprised at how dated your parenting beliefs and behaviors are. Highly recommended.

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Useful listen

I enjoyed listening to the audio version of this book. I found it useful and offered a variety of ideas about how to help your child become a well rounded individual. It offered insights into ways to show unconditional love and make your child a happier, more confident person. I would recommend this audio book to any parent.

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  • Erwin Hodges
  • 04-07-20

This is an extraordinary learning audible for us

This audio book extraordinary cause all of this audio books tips are really helpful. I would suggest this audio book to anyone.

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  • Fran Durham
  • 04-07-20

This audible payed an extremely supportive role

I have seen this audio book fantastically supportive. In this audio book really given brilliant explanations about the confident child.

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  • Chandler Kitching
  • 02-07-20

With great power comes great responsibility

I am thrilled and invigorated with the knowledge I downloaded into my ears from this book. Hahah. I highly recommend that you give this book a listen if you have kids because this will be one of the most important investments you make into your child's life. Do not take this lightly. You have the power to alter the course of their life with the information included in this audiobook. With great power comes great responsibility. Take care and make sure to buy this book if not for you then for them.

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  • Ferds Hernandez
  • 22-05-20

A must-have for every parent

Parenting is the hardest job on earth, we do not know everything, and we do not want our kids to be our guinea pig in raising confident children. This book is a must-have for every parent. A quick tool that builds communication with our children face-to-face and through technology to have an open connecting relationship.

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  • MDW 77
  • 13-05-20

Good Reminder of Unconditional Love

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This book has many tips for making sure your child feels loved unconditionally, and is a good reminder that you must show your love in concrete ways. The author provides a lot of tips for how parents can immediately utilize to make their child feel loved and supported as they are rather than trying to change the child into what they are not. Some of the information are no brainers and should be a given for any parent, but there are also a lot of tips provided that many parents may not consider. For example, teaching a child that failure is not a punishable offense and it can actually be a positive for future success. I feel this book is a useful tool for reminding parents how to interact and bond with their children of any age.

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  • TU
  • 08-05-20

Fantastic book!

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

As with the other book by this author/narrator duo, I really wish I would have found books like this when my son was a baby. I think it would have been very helpful in equipping my wife and I to handle things better with our son. I found a lot of this book insightful and interesting. The section that I think I got the most from is the section on emotional intelligence. EQ and expressing my emotions are things that I have struggled with myself and often feel lost and powerless when my son is experiencing strong emotions. The explanations and suggestions were structured in a way that makes this whole subject a bit more digestible and I feel a little better equipped to better help my son.

The narration is well done. I didn't notice any real problems with the audio, but I feel I got much more out of the PDF than I did from listening.

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  • Danny Moody
  • 08-05-20

Good advice

The author provides a lot of strategies that she has used in raising her family to help them with confidence. These are good examples that can be applied to a myriad of situations. Good narrator, too.

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  • mandydandy4024
  • 06-05-20

builds your self confidence as a parent!

I enjoyed this book. at first I felt was going to be the same information you can get from a pamphlet. it needed up being a combination of information I remember in school during my child psychology courses.

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  • Stiles
  • 05-05-20

Wonderful audio book

This is a great audio book. As a middle school teacher, and mother of a daughter - I cannot emphasize how important self-confidence is for girls.

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  • Belinda
  • 03-04-20

Loving this book!

From the first chapter on this book has held a mirror to me in ways that are so uncomfortable, but insightful. Change is very rarely comfortable, so I’m pleased in a way to sit with my discomfort knowing it means there is change taking place.

I know I struggle with confidence issues and Jessica addresses that in Chapter 1. I’m excited about what I’m learning from this book and all of the ways I can apply this knowledge to not only help my children be more confident and independent, but also improve my relationship with them. I feel like there is so much great information here to use as a foundation for my relationship with my children.

The narration feels a little forced, or maybe academic is a better way to describe it. Once I got used to it though it was easier to focus on what was being said, and not the way it was being said. I’m pretty picky about narrators, but overall it’s good.

Thank you Jessica for putting this wonderful content into a book!