According to Dr Helgo Schomer, self-confidence is based on self-knowledge, meaning people should have knowledge (strengths and weaknesses) of their self too well.
Dr Schomer says parents should not be afraid to correct behaviour if it is not on track as a way to build confidence in children.
Listen to the full conversation on The Redi Tlhabi Show:
If you know yourself well, understand and trust yourself, you hugely carry self-confidence— Dr Helgo Schomer, resident psychologist
It has to be a realistic picture not based on vanity. Talk about your strengths and weaknesses with no guilt— Dr Helgo Schomer, resident psychologist
The more self-confidence you carry the more likely you are to experience life from A-Z, completely— Dr Helgo Schomer, resident psychologist
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