What is Self-Confidence?

What is Self-Confidence?

Self-confidence is a natural outgrowth of self-discipline. Self-confidence is the belief — even when you’re nervous or scared — in one’s own judgment and abilities. | have to return to learning to walk to describe it.

As an adult, you are fairly confident in your ability to walk. You know how, you’ve been doing it for years! A baby isn’t confident of their ability to walk, but they see you doing it, and so they want to do it, too. 

They’re not good at it right away, which is why we call them toddlers, but eventually they do learn. You can’t give someone self-confidence, though you can help them to develop it.

  • Show them love and affection. It sounds like a no-brainer, but it’s not. Withholding love, approval, and affection until something is done “right” teaches a child that love is a transaction. It leaves a child starved for love and care that should come unconditionally.
  • Compliment their not only their successes, but their attempts. “I’m so proud of you. You did so well!” and “You cid just fine, and | know you’ll do even better next time.” They’re often just what a kid needs to hear when they’re on a rocky footing with themselves.
  • Develop your own self-confidence. Parents who come from abusive homes, experienced traumatic life events, or who have exited abusive relationships often have problems with self-confidence themselves, and don’t know how to model it for their children. This is the greatest gift you can give yourself and your children — learn it with them.
  • Never compare them to their siblings or to other children. “Well, so- and-so was playing the piano by the time she was seven!” or “You sister is so much nicer/prettier/smarter than you.” Nothing tanks a child’s self-confidence like their parent seeming to prefer another child over them.
  • You want to protect your child and make things easy for them, to give them the advantages or help that that you didn’t have when you were younger. However, being a Helicopter parent can actually stunt the development of emotional resilience. This is a key trait that promotes perseverance and self-reliance. Kids need to learn how to bounce back from disappointments and setbacks that they’re going to face as they grow.
  • Don’t belittle or invalidate their feelings. What might not seem to be a big deal to us can mean so much to a child. Belittling or telling them not to feel that way is a way to break the trust that a child needs to have in you. If they don’t feel that they can confide in you now, they’re not going to trust you in their tweens and teens.
  • Help them to focus on the “glass half full.” Children blame themselves for so much, and see the darkest side of things as a reflection of their own fears. Help your child to focus on the good instead of fearing failure and not even wanting to try. Looking and failing are parts of learning and growing, and not everyone gets what they want and work for all the time.
  • Encourage their interests, even if you don’t share them. An activity does not need to be interesting to you as a parent to interest your child. If you can’t muster enthusiasm for the activity, then simply support your child’s interest in cooking, or drawing, or playing water polo.
  • Don’t try to make them “fit in’ encourage them to develop their Unique strengths and abilities and stand out.

Self-confidence and self-esteem might seem like the same thing, but self- esteem is different. Self-esteem means that your child values themselves, and is confident in their own worth as a human being. Self-esteem is much maligned as “everyone gets a medal” but it is so much more than that. It is absolutely essential for a child to understand their worth as a person, and how that comes from having both self-discipline and self- confidence.

I think that there is no job more difficult than being a parent in the modern age. With the influence of movies, television, video games, and social media, it becomes more important than ever to impart the values of Tae Kwon Do to our children. Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control, and Indomitable Spirit must take the place of incivility, corruption, inconstancy, self- indulgence, and mindlessness if we are to have a future ora world worth living in at all.

We are not just a sport, or an activity, we are helping to build a better future for every child, one child at a time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers about our Martial Arts Programs

A specific part of our preschool and kids martial arts classes at Park’s Taekwondo Federation in Coral Springs, Boca Raton, Coconut Creek, Plantation, Lake Worth FL is teaching respect, and teaching when to use their new self defense training and when to NOT use them.  We find that our students become more confident to stand up to bullies.  And have more humility and kindness to others though their martial arts lessons.

We encourage parents to watch their children in their kids martial arts lessons.  We love parents getting involved!  And so do their kids.  Even better… join into some of our martial arts classes for adults.   You’re kids will love that you have something in common.  It will build a strong family bond!

Additionally, if you wanted some ‘me-time’?  Simply drop them off, and go grab a coffee.  They will greet you with a huge smile when you return, because they had SO much fun!

No, not at all! 

We find that people start at varying fitness levels.  But, you will find that you do get fit by doing our Coral Springs, Boca Raton, Coconut Creek, Plantation, Lake Worth FL martial arts classes.  Isn’t that the point though?

A fun workout that gets results!

Truthfully, the journey to Black Belt is an individual one.  Everyone can progress at a different pace.  There is no judgement on students for how long it does take.  What we can tell you, is that it is SO WORTHWHILE! 

The self defense skills you will master can truly be life-saving!
However, the other benefits of striving for Black Belt, like perseverance, never giving up, commitment and self discipline lead to life-long success.

You will find that your Instructors at Park’s Taekwondo Federation are dedicated to helping you on your journey to Black Belt or whatever your personal goal may be.

We do only have a certain amount of space in our martial arts training area.  To take advantage of our limited time offer…. The fastest way is to fill in form . 

Additionally, you can always call us, we would love to chat with you about what we do, and if our martial arts classes would be a great fit for you and your family!

Simply choose which of our martial arts school locations is best for you:
Coral Springs
➤ Boca Raton
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and choose the martial arts program you are interested in.  We’re looking forward to meeting you, and sharing our passion for martial arts with you.

Make sure you wear comfortable clothes you can do sport in!  Not really suitable to practice kicks in a skirt.😳

Be sure to bring a water bottle to your martial arts classes. 

You will find Park’s Taekwondo Federation in Coral Springs, Boca Raton, Coconut Creek, Plantation, Lake Worth FL have martial arts classes for kids and adults that are a great workout and lots of fun! 

Most students are grinning from ear to ear by the end of the class.  I am sure you will be too!

Not at all.  In fact, many students starting in our adult martial arts classes would describe themselves like that before they started.  So you will fit right in!

Give yourself some time, and you will be astounded at how much you improve!  You’ll find that our very experienced martial arts Instructors, are trained to keep their teaching simple.  So even the most uncoordinated person will develop ‘ninja-like’ skills!  Come see for yourself!

Yes, our Instructors are very experienced in this new way of learning. We have found students in Coral Springs, Boca Raton, Coconut Creek, Plantation, Lake Worth FL and around the country really LOVE our virtual and online classes – as they can keep focussed without distractions of other students and recordings can be paused and rewound for additional clarification on techniques.

We have our in-person classes and online martial arts classes.

Depending on your membership, live streaming martial arts lessons and/or OnDemand recorded lessons are a perfect way for kids and adults to learn martial arts in the comfort of your own home. Some people choose a combination of in-person and online/virtual martial arts lessons in the Coral Springs, Boca Raton, Coconut Creek, Plantation, Lake Worth FL area.

Have a chat with one of our Instructors, to find the best solution for your martial arts journey.

Our technology works with a multitude of devices. Tablets, computers, smart tv’s with internet access, smart phones. Obviously, the bigger the screen, the easier it is to see the Instructor.

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