Teach your kids to be honest and gentle with themselves
In a study by Dr. Kristin Neff, a professor of Behavioral Psychology at the University of Texas, subjects who had to imagine a scenario in which they made a mistake were examined, and self-confident subjects were not embarrassed by possible scenarios of error but rather showed compassion for themselves, which enabled them to cope with the situation. If you want to strengthen your self-confidence, stand in front of the mirror and be honest with yourself by recognizing that you make mistakes sometimes. This will help you develop self-confidence over time and realize that you are not perfect and that you’re not supposed to be.
By training, I am a American Board Certified Pediatrician. But in my younger years I grew up with natural alternatives. As a mom I have tried to incorporate both for my kids and it has worked wonders. And finally, as I am studying natural & alternative medicines, I realize the beauty and wisdom of living closer to earth. Hence in my practice I integrate both...for acute ailments I follow American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation but for simple and/or chronic conditions I prefer natural alternatives.
In western training we were raised to think that "health is the absence of symptoms and problems". But eastern sensibilities has educated me that "Health is state that allows one to use the full capabilities of their body, mind and intellect. Therefore, healthy living is a balanced state of well being: physically, mentally, socially and spiritually." This implies that healing is not a "one-pill-fits-all", but a personalized experience.