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BRAEMAR, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 07: Children take part in the sack race during the 2019 Braemar Highland Games at The Princess Royal and Duke of Fife Memorial Park on September 07, 2019 in Braemar, Scotland. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Most parents hope their children grow up to be strong and confident, and some have definite opinions on how to do just that.

A new survey finds:

  • 82% of parents are making sure to take steps to raise their children to be confident.
  • 47% do so by making sure to set a good example of confidence for their kids.
  • 54% hope to inspire confidence in their kids by allowing them to do things on their own.
  • 74% say to raise a confident child you need to have a close relationship with your kid.
  • 80% say extracurricular activities help build up a child’s confidence

Many parents say celebrating childhood milestones also helps towards raising a confident kid.

  • 78% of parents say they do their best to celebrate all their kids’ milestones and firsts, including:
    • First lost tooth (49%)
    • First steps (48%)
    • Elementary school graduation (41%)
    • First bath (38%)
    • Middle school graduation (37%)