If you have kids in your life--whether they're your own or not isn't as important to the question--then you should take some time thinking of ways to build their self-confidence and sense of self-worth. One of the easiest and hands-down most enjoyable ways to have a positive impact on the next generation is to celebrate their very existence.
Put this on your To-Do list immediately: make time for throwing a party just to celebrate these kids. Put it this way: you've already made memories in their minds of what type of influence you've had. How's that going so far? Maybe you're one of those parents or aunts or uncles, whatever, that's already doing that. Great! You still need to read this, because the chances are that these young folk in your life could use some of your creative attention.
To Build Their Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem
Think of that as the bold goal of these parties. Don't wait for a birthday, don't wait for a holiday to force the agenda. This party is best thrown on a quiet, nothing's-going-on sort of every-day. Think of it as a sneak attack of self-confidence, guerrilla warfare on low self-esteem and timidity. The goal of this party is to make a memory that they can chew on in years to come, and pay it forward.
In other words: love the kids in your life just because. They thrive on it, as if Vitamin-Random-Party-Just-Because-I-Exist should be part of the Food Pyramid or on nutritional guides.
You got it so far?
1) Throw a party for the kids in your life;
2) Just to build their self-confidence and show them that someone notices and cares about them;
3) Kids thrive on random parties to celebrate them.
Alright, here are a few ideas:
If you really want to build self-esteem into a kid's life, then do a bit of digging. You'll need to do some clandestine research--without being a creep about it--and try to find something they love to do. If you aren't the parent, then talk to the parents and the party can be a great time for the parents to get involved. After all, it would be sort of stalker-ish otherwise.
Some ideas might look like: the child loves miniature golf but never gets to go, or the child loves airplanes and you know a Cessna pilot that can share the cockpit for a flight. Perhaps it's as simple as a love for animals.
What you'll want to do is try to book the venue to have the party there. "Joe" loves cars so you book tickets to a local racetrack, and throw a tailgate party when you get there. Or, "Sarah" loves to fish with her fly fishing set but just can't seem to get out there. Take some picnic supplies and some of her friends and caravan to the nearest fishing hole.
Remember, the goal and center of the "just-because-we-care" party is the child(ren), so do a bit of research and run with it. Knowing they're loved on a consistent basis can be as simple or extravagant as you like. This party's mostly an excuse to enjoy the kids in your life while you can, building memories they'll cherish and this builds their self-confidence.
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