Confidence: A feeling of one’s powers

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.”