Confidence is the key to excellence. It unlocks and liberates every child's God-given capacity to learn. When children know and believe, they can achieve.
Confidence is created by small systematic accomplishments in subject areas of substance.
It is created by achieving incremental successes in important subject areas. Confidence is gained, however, only when consistent success requires the constant exercise and growth of cognitive abilities over progressively increasing levels of difficulty.
Consistent achievement stimulates the mind to desire--and to expect--more achievement. Success breeds success.
When that achievement occurs in a fundamentally important area of learning--when kids are learning the skills and content that form the necessary foundations for building and obtaining skills and knowledge in other essential areas, then it can be truly said that education is occurring.
So whatever you do, make sure that you are building your child's confidence.