While there a many ways to help nurture your daughter’s self esteem, here are 5 ways to get you started!
1) GET’EM YOUNG-
From the second she is born, let her know how absolutely rockin’ she is each and every day. This may seem to be an obvious thing to do, but research shows that girls with low self esteem have either parent giving less praise and more criticism. You can never tell your daughter enough that you think she’s pretty cool.
2) LET HER ROAR-
You don’t want to raise a “yes” woman, do you? Encourage your daughter to use her own voice and that what she has to say has value. Having your little girl know her opinions matter now, will help her kick any @ss hole who said otherwise to the curb later in life. The more you speak for her, the less she will have a chance to grow in to her own.
3) EXPOSE THAT $*%@-
We as adults may know all the hoopla that goes in to the ads or commercials we see, but odds are your daughter doesn’t. When a girl looks at a model in a magazine, she doesn’t take in to account the hours a team spends on getting the model to look like that. Hair extensions, false eye lashes, spray tans, make up, lip injections, implants, photo shop, etc… She needs someone to remind her that this is a fantasy that a marketing team come up with and not reality.
4) KICK HER OUT OF THE HOUSE-
Have your daughter can sign up for soccer, softball, cheerleading, and other sports. Or if she lacks any form of coordination, help her find her niche. Maybe it’s more artistic, maybe more scientific. Encouraging your daughter in her passion will give her courage in exploring her potential.
5) SHE GOT 99 PROBLEMS BUT CONFIDENCE AIN’T ONE-
Show your daughter to take her problems head on rather than avoid them by being an example yourself. Having her learn this great quality will get her to take on challenges and approach frustrations realistically.
We would love to hear your ideas on how to get our girls to know how bad @ss they are! Let us know in the commments below!