Tips to Raise a Confident Daughter
Are you a parent to a lovely girl? Well, you have indeed been endowed with a very special role. While you are already doing a brilliant job at nurturing her within a warm home, it is also essential to help her reach her full potential. As women around the world achieve greater heights, you must also work in increasing the self-esteem of your girl. But raising strong daughters isn’t easy. It is complicated and takes a lot of work if you want to take care of all her needs.
Sometimes, all you need is a little external help to make a real difference. Well, we have got you covered. Here are some very important tips that will help you raise a confident girl.
Get Her Out and About
Today, most young girls get too hooked onto their TV shows and other home-bound activities. Help your girl test her abilities by venturing outside. Exploring newer boundaries will encourage her to try several fun activities like climbing trees, cartwheels, fishing, skateboarding, swimming, and so much more. She will identify her strengths as she falls and gets back up each time.
Remind Her of Her Perfect Imperfections
Remind her that her imperfections do not make her any less of a unique child.
Girls are constantly burdened by the need to be perfectionists. Very early on, they begin to be pressured to feel, behave, and think perfectly, mostly because of what they see and perceive from you, other adults, their friends, and pop culture. However, the best way to raise a confident girl is by letting her falter from time to time. Remind her that her imperfections do not make her any less of a unique child.
Speak to her about your own mishaps that have helped shape yourself into the person you are today. Let her know that there is beauty in imperfections too. (Perhaps only in them?)
Encourage the Growth Mindset
Girls tend to shy away from even trying if they feel like they won’t improve in a particular thing. Encourage her with a growth mindset, early on. This will go a long way in helping her build skills and abilities throughout her life.
Explain to her how the best things come with practice and there is no two way about this. This is key in building confidence and pushing her to lay out greater aspirations for herself. Praise her effort and qualities like intelligence, determination, and strategies. Validate her hard work and encourage her to bounce back each time she fails.
Stay Away From ‘Appearance Praise’
Daily positive affirmations will truly help her understand that self-worth comes from within.
Do not make a big deal of your daughter’s appearance or fashion style. While you can’t help contain how she is growing into a beautiful young lady, you do not want her to tie down her self-worth to the way she looks and dresses. Instead, praise her for her kindness towards every being around her, determination, effort, and other such positive virtues.
Growing into a young woman and managing puberty is not easy. While you provide her with all the essentials in the form of sanitary pads, tampons and panty liners, the physical and mental development can take a toll. So you must affirm that you are always around for support. Also, parents in particular have a very strong influence on their kids. Model a healthy self-image to raise a strong daughter. Lastly, let her know that she will rise above it all while shooting for the stars.