Imagine a situation where your child studied hard for a test but didn’t do as well as they had hoped. Or, they didn’t make the basketball team. Life is full of ups and downs, and learning how to navigate the times when things don’t turn out the way we want can be difficult. Children can often take misfortunes personally, and blame themselves instead of recognizing outside forces beyond their control. Promoting positivity and teaching optimism in the face of challenges isn’t always easy, but it will boost your child’s self-confidence and self-image. Here are a few key ways you can help your child to face life with a positive and optimistic attitude.