Model Self-Confidence for Your Kids

Model Self-Confidence for Your Kids

Move your children from being self-focused to being God-focused.


We've all seen those motivational posters—such as the one with a drop of water causing a ripple effect that reads: "Attitude: a little thing that makes a big difference." You can now buy "de-motivational posters," such as the one of a sinking ship that reads: "Mistakes: It could be that the purpose of your life is only to serve as a warning to others." While funny, it's a reminder—as if we needed one—that our culture has perfected the put-down. It's no wonder that we misplace the basis for our confidence, and even easier to see how children and adolescents in our culture would struggle with the same. This study, based on Jennifer Mangan's article in CHRISTIAN PARENTING TODAY, will explore how to foster a God-centered self-concept in our children.

Table of Contents

SCRIPTURE: Luke 11:1–13; Acts 2:41–47; Philippians 2:3–11; Colossians 1:15–23


• Identify the Current Issue

• Discover the Eternal Principles

Teaching point one: Model awe of God and his grace.

Teaching point two: Model faith in God and his grace.

Teaching point three: Model self-sacrifice to honor God and his grace.

Teaching point four: Model community to demonstrate God's grace.

• Apply Your Findings

• Additional Resources


Raising Confident Kids, by Jennifer Mangan (September/October 2000, 13 printed pages)

Total number of pages

  • Word Document
  • SMG-CPT006-D