Years 5-6 Subchapter: Identity – Who am I?

Self-confidence

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Self-confidence is trusting your abilities, qualities, and judgement. It’s learning to not doubt yourself when doing something you know, or trusting you’ll do well when you are learning or trying something new.

Developing self-confidence helps us to know who we are and who we want to be. It allows us to form our identity based on what is important to us and less about what others’ opinions of us are.

Being self-confident helps us to make decisions, take risks, learn from mistakes, take compliments and to do what we believe is right, even if it isn’t a popular choice.

To help build self-confidence we can look at who we are now through our personal qualities, strengths, values and beliefs.