October 5, 2022

3 top tips to build confidence through performing arts classes

Confidence is a skill that will help your child succeed in life. Here's 3 tips on how you can help.

As a parent you want the best for your child, so how can you help build that confidence in your child?

Here are 3 simple tips

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1. Praise Perseverance

When a child is learning a new skill it’s easy to wait until they have accomplished the task to give them praise. Sometimes a new skill takes time to learn, for example learning to ride a bike. Your child may fall off that bike many times before they finally learn to ride it and it’s important to recognise the resilience it takes to get back on that bike after each fall. Praising perseverance shows you notice the effort involved in the learning and not just the result so when your child finally completes the task they have a sense of accomplishment.

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2. Celebrate effort

Sometimes children try really hard to achieve a goal and sometimes they make it, sometimes they don’t. For example, if your child bakes some biscuits and they don’t taste quite right, by celebrating the effort rather than the result your child will have the confidence to try again. The ability to brush your self down and pick yourself up again is so important in life.

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3. Help them find their passion

If your child doesn’t have a clear idea of what they do and do like yet, don’t worry, give them opportunities to try different activities and see which one sparks interest with them.

Once they find their passion, support them and you will gain great pleasure from watching them succeed and have lots of fun.

Did you know...

Theatretrain offers a trial session before you join us to see if we are a good fit for your child.

Find out more below

Theatretrain Hitchin

Classes run from Hitchin Girls School

Saturday’s 9.30am-12.30pm

Theatretrain Letchworth

Classes run from St Christopher’s School

Saturday’s 9am-12pm

Theatretrain Stevenage

Classes run from Marriotts School

Saturday’s 1.30pm-4.30pm

Theatretrain, a nationwide provider of weekend theatre schools for young people aged 4-18, specialises in weekly classes in acting, singing, and dancing. An emphasis is placed on learning valuable life skills such as confidence, empathy, courage, and resilience. If you know a child who loves to dance, act and sing or could do with a little confidence boost why not visit to find out what our performing arts classes can offer your child at one of our 80 locations across the UK.

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