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Sometimes she’s so conceited even I don’t like her

Posted on 5/21/2019 by Greg Yoder

Do you have a child who’s pretty sure of him or herself? While confidence is a good thing, conceit can be a very difficult problem. There’s a big difference in having confidence or being conceited. Confidence is a feeling of trust and firm belief in yourself or others. You can have that inward confidence and still be humble. But Conceit is having and excessively favorable opinion of one’s abilities, appearance, etc. How do we mold that conceit into humble confidence? Sometimes it’s by modeling it for them, or pointing out humble, confident behavior. When conceit takes root in their hearts kids can fail to understand their sin and need of a Savior. Nip conceit in the bud and make humbleness a praiseworthy attitude. 

Suggested Reading: Philippians 2:3-11

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