At the conclusion of parent-teacher conferences, Teacher Susan shares a note to celebrate the blossoming confidence in the children over the past year at HFP.
I’m pleased to share that the word I heard most often in conferences was confidence. Many of you shared that your child’s self-confidence has grown considerably during her/his time at HFP. This was true of both first and second year families.
Webster’s Dictionary defines confidence as:
a : a feeling or consciousness of one’s powers or of reliance on one’s circumstances <had perfect confidence in her ability to succeed> <met the risk with brash confidence>
b : faith or belief that one will act in a right, proper, or effective way <haveconfidence in a leader>
What an affirmation! We are creating the circumstances for children to believe in themselves and their abilities. This is the foundation for all future learning- the sense of safety and “I-can-do-it.”