Young Parents Team
What is charisma?
It’s personal attractiveness – a quality that makes a child interesting to others, thereby giving them the ability to influence them. It’s a type of personal magnetism and genuine charm. A charismatic child makes a good leader and naturally stands out in a group.
Why does it matter?
Charisma is one of the qualities that typically underpin good leaders, teachers and entrepreneurs.
Charismatic children are excellent communicators, emotionally intelligent, and aware of their own feelings and that of others.
HOW CAN YOU ENCOURAGE IT?
1. Verbalise feelings When your child has something on her mind, or is upset about something, ask her to tell you what she’s feeling inside.
2. Positive body language Encourage her to make good eye contact with others, use facial expressions, stand and hold her head up.
3. Reflect other’s feelings Suggest to your child that she lets the other person know she understands her feelings – for instance: “I can see you are upset today.”
4. Be respectful Remind your child she should always behave respectfully to others, to treat them the way she wants to be treated.
5. Express ideas When your child has an idea, she should explain it to her friends and then be able to answer confidently any question they may raise.
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