Do you want to be brave? Raise brave children? Showing your child how to have good characteristics of a person is the best way to raise brave, strong children. But first, you need to know what qualities does a brave person show.
When it comes to raising brave kids who don’t let fear hold them back, the best thing you can do is set an example for your child.
Start working on your own bravery and your kids will follow.
To be truly brave, you need to have compassion.
It can be hard to step up and forgive people when they have done wrong, but showing empathy and helping them anyway is a true sign of bravery.
It is easy to blame others and to not give them another chance, but showing love and compassion (even when it may not benefit you) makes you a good person.
Brave people stick to what they are passionate about, even when it may not be the most popular thing.
It’s important for people to realize that everyone has things they are passionate about. Unfortunately, many of us hide those or give them up in the face of adversity.
It takes bravery to keep sticking to what is important to you and allowing that passion to shine through.
When someone is truly brave, they let their confidence in themselves and their choices shine through.
Even when you are afraid, you can show the world just how brave you are by letting your confidence shine through.
To help build your confidence, try new things. Spend time doing things you know you are good at as well. These types of activities will help you learn both that you can do anything you put your mind to and show you that you are indeed a talented individual.
Taking the time to Do Hard Things is a major confidence booster for anyone.
Being brave is not about NOT having fear.
The bravest people in the world feel fear, just like the rest of us. The difference is that truly brave people do not let that fear stop them.
If you want to be a brave person, take a deep breath and keep pushing on, even in the presence of fear.
Make a point to do things that you may be afraid to do.
Facing your fears head-on and seeing that they are not quite as bad as you thought can be a great way to help you feel brave and make it easier to face scary challenges that come in the future.
Do It Scared: Finding the Courage to Face Your Fears, Overcome Adversity, and Create a Life You Love is a great book that talks about the different types of fear and how you can overcome each different type depending on your “fear archetype” and personality.
A brave person takes responsibility for their actions.
The weak and afraid are the ones who hide from the consequences of their choices.
A brave person will own up to their wrongdoings and take responsibility for their actions or inactions. This is not an easy thing to do, but it shows just how strong of a character you have and makes you not only brave but trustworthy.
When you do something wrong or make a poor choice and own up to it and you will quickly learn that it may take guts to do what is right but it feels good and rarely are the consequences as bad as they would be if you tried to cover up your failings and got caught.
A brave person is willing to ask for help.
One of the hardest things we have to do in life is asking for help when we need it.
A brave person is willing to take a hit to their pride and ask for help when they need it.
This is a valuable trait that most people do not have. It is important that we learn to open up and ask for help when we need it the most.
Practice asking for help when you are facing a challenge. Start small and work your way up so when something big comes up and you need to ask for help, it won’t be as scary and may even feel natural to you.
A brave person is not afraid to say no.
One thing people tend to do when they are not brave is to find themselves afraid to say no to others.
This is how we find ourselves with more on our plates than we can handle, but the majority of people are too afraid to say no to others. This can be from the fear of upsetting them, being judged or feeling responsible for others.
A truly brave person knows their limits and is willing to step up and say no when they need to.
If you struggle with saying no and setting boundaries, the book Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No is an excellent resource.
A brave person is someone who has the ability to face and endure danger, fear, or difficulty, but it’s possible to train yourself to be brave, even when you’re uncertain.
By showing courage and confidence, you’ll model this behavior for your kids and raise brave, strong children in the process.