The world has a formula for confidence. It goes like this: 'You are amazing and perfect, just the way you are.
People should love and accept you, and, if they don't, well, that's their problem.' Some of the Christian community goes along with this formula.
We can be told in church: 'God made you perfect and precious.
You are unique and wonderful, like a gemstone in his eyes, worthy of so much.' We think that if our children could just believe those statements deep in their hearts, then they would be confident.
If they could discover who they are and express it well, then they would have joy.
If only they could live those beliefs, they would be able to weather the storms in the world.
The problem is that the formula doesn't work...In this thought-provoking and engaging book Rachel Turner explores how we can help our children to discover a healthy core of confidence, offering practical wisdom and suggestions for nurturing this in daily life.