Building a child’s confidence, family conservancy

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Summer is here and now is the time to help children build their self-confidence before they return to school.

Mental health expert Amanda Drescher stopped by the  FOX4 studio Tuesday, June 19  to share tips on how to help children build resilience.

Amanda suggests:

  • Do your best to remain calm in the middle of a storm
  • Give children options of how to handle strong feelings
  • Help children learn the words to express their feelings
  • Validate the difficult feelings children may have
  • Give the child some time to regain calm
  • Take perfection out of your expectation -- of them and of yourself 

If you would like more information you can contact the Family Conservancy at (913) 342-1110.