Hmm. Some will say confident, some would say arrogant. We have a wide range of schools come and play our teams and some of the girls make a lot of loud derogatory comments which I know my dds would not dream of making in public Some of the parents also behave in a quite extraordinary manner. After 3.5 years of being forced to listen to this NLCS remain quite unrivalled champions. So if this is what being taught to be confident means give me HBS girls any day of the week. DG
That's interesting and I'm sorry for your experience with NLCS sports teams. My nieces and their friends are really quite civilised. I deliberately wrote, 'in a measured manner', in order to indicate that they are far from the stereotypical portrayal of "obnoxious indie girls" that many people seem to imagine.
It's quite wrong to confuse the self-confidence to take on challenges with arrogance. I certainly want my DC to be very self-confident, as I think this is an important factor in long-term success, and I would be horrified if they were remotely arrogant.
Quite frankly, adults and children from all cross-sections of wealth and educational background can be arrogant.