Warning signs to look for would be :
Build Self Esteem
At any age work on their self esteem. Help them to see that they can be really good at sports, art, communication, school, jump rope, music or whatever. Have them try it all.
Let them figure out what they love, then encourage them to practice and get better. Allowing children to do something they are really good at, or love is important. It will make them try harder to win or excel. If they really don’t like basketball but are doing it for mom or dad then they will never really try to be on the team.
They may get really excited to be cut from the team. Each time they practice give them praise.
Be Honest With Them
If they are not good at something tell them. Be honest. It is hard to be confident when you feel something is not working. On the flip side tell them if they are good. In case they want to quit, don’t force but let them know you feel they are talented in this area.
Have them talk about their failures
Kids will be confident when they can be honest. Honest with themselves, parents and siblings. Review the mistakes they made during a game or competition. A videotape may be helpful and honest.
Talking and getting to the heart of each child will build their self esteem. This is how you teach your kids to be confident.
**”Believe you can and you are halfway there”**