The Importance of Confidence in Parenting


“You have to have confidence in your ability,
and then be tough enough to follow through.”
                                                             Rosalyn Carter

The more confident you feel around your child the calmer you will feel. The more confident you feel about your ability to parent, the more you will enjoy parenting. With confidence comes a secure peace. As you parent with confidence and calm, your children will learn to live their lives with confidence and calm.   Most of the bad decisions young children make are born out of frustration, anxiety and entitlement. The Early Childhood Capables GREATT Learning System™ will teach you to wisely and specifically deal with your child’s frustration, anxiety, fears and feelings of entitlement.


Researchers tell us that visualizing ourselves doing something makes it easier to do. Olympic athletes spend a great deal of time visualizing themselves winning a race, skating their routine perfectly, or swimming the fastest time. Imagining skating or swimming is as powerful, as actually skating or swimming. As parents we need to learn from these amazing athletes.

Make it a habit to visualize yourself parenting with ease and grace, having fun and connecting deeply with your child while you are doing it. Imagine yourself parenting with confidence, calm and joy. Notice how you feel as you are visualizing. Notice how your heart slows and a smile comes to your face. Do this exercise when you wake up each morning and before you go to bed at night, and carve out a few moments during your busy schedule to do it again. Remember to take deep, calming breaths when you feel stressed. Survey your body and relax any tension you might notice in your shoulders or neck. Imagine feeling happy and peaceful in your heart. Your commitment to these small actions can change the heart of your parenting completely.


“Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on their environment, and especially on their children, than the unlived lives of the parents."   Carl Gustav Jung

To inspire your children to achieve the greatness within them, you must first discover and achieve the greatness within you. Greatness is not easy to accomplish. If it were, everyone would be dong it, and if you watch the news, you certainly know that it not the case.

Living and achieving one’s greatness takes a commitment to becoming fully aware, honest, and driven toward excellence. Greatness requires that we take the time to understand our weaknesses as well as our strengths. The principles involved in living one’s greatness are simple and can be easily taught using The Early Childhood Capables GREATT Learning System™, but developing the character qualities and the discipline to choose greatness in one’s life is hard work. That is why parenting is such hard work.

Children mimic, copy and emulate what they see and hear. The Capables™ are designed to strengthen and encourage your ability to parent more powerfully, creatively, effectively, enjoyably and peacefully. But it is difficult to teach what you do not know how to do. For example, teaching children how to slow down, calm themselves, and make time to think carefully when they are angry or frustrated using the Capables™ “I.  A.M.  C.A.L.M™ self-management system, so that they can make more sound and careful choices begins by watching you calm yourself when you are angry and frustrated so that you can make sound and careful choices. As they watch you calm yourself during stressful and anxious moments, they learn to do the same.

Finally, The Early Childhood Capables GREATT Learning System™ provides a fun, safe, effective way to build your child’s character as you teach your child the most critical life, communication and relationship skills necessary for success. As you learn and practice these important skills taught in the CAPABLES™ Guide book, and use them as you parent, your children will inevitably become more skilled, peaceful, confident, competent, and of course; capable.