Teaching your children self-belief and self-confidence is the greatest gift you can give them, according to Hollywood A-lister Andie MacDowell.
In a Daily Mail piece, the actress said that when she was 20 she struggled to find work as a model and her self-belief took a hit, with her acting dreams seeming a very long way off at that time. Her confidence hit an all-time low after she landed an acting job but someone else's voice was dubbed over hers in post-production.
"Faced with rejection, you have two options: believe you're no good and give up or prove yourself. I chose the latter ... It's easy for young women to feel disempowered and worry they aren't good enough. I never wanted my girls, or my son, to ever feel like that," she wrote.
If you're concerned that your children are lacking in self-confidence or self-belief, why not sign them up for a few acting lessons at a drama school in London. After only a few classes, your youngsters will really come out of their shells and any nerves will have completely disappeared. There's nothing quite like getting up on stage and acting the part of someone else to really give you a boost in confidence, after all.
To find out more about how children could benefit from taking acting lessons, get in touch with us at City Acting. We'll be able to advise you on the best classes for your child to take and have a range of different workshops that are sure to suit.