PARENTING, GIRL EMPOWERMENT | BY HEATHER FREEMAN, MPH
3 SURPRISING REASONS YOU NEED TO RAISE HER CONFIDENCE NOW
So I’m guessing you’re here because you think your girl might need a boost in confidence.
…Or maybe you just want to see what all this Confident girl fuss is about.
…Or maybe you just clicked on this blog by accident.
Whatever the reason, I’m glad you’re here. Because Confidence is THE strategy for making your girl UNSTOPPABLE.
It isn’t just important, it’s CRITICAL for instilling and maintaining a strong sense of self.
I’m not exaggerating for dramatic effect.
It is seriously THAT FRIGGIN’ IMPORTANT!
Not convinced? Here are THREE reasons why Confident girls will change the world. (i.e. break through the GLASS CEILING)
1. SHE MAKES THE WORLD BETTER.
I’m sure you’ve noticed, the world isn’t such an easy place to live in these days.
Unless she’s a pro at being herself, she’s getting left out or LEFT behind. Her bright light is not shining AS BRIGHT.
It’s not you, it’s the reality we live in.
The world is designed to challenge one’s sense of self. This means conforming to societal norms, being something SHE’S NOT.
Of course, the world is this way because people are human. The majority of people act from a place of fear. So if you want your girl to have any chance at breaking the norm, you’re gonna have to protect her.
Now, there’s not anything wrong with this, protecting her from the world helps her, but she needs to know how to handle life on her own and be ready to face its challenges.
If finding ways to protect her works for your girl, then by all means, protect away. But most of us want to give a girl more.
Enter Confident girls.
One of the absolute BEST things about a Confident girl is she is AMAZING! A blessing to YOU and a blessing to the people around her!
Parents love a confident girl because it’s hard to love anyone else more AND they don't want to give up on something they’ve already invested so much in.
But my FAVORITE thing about Confident girls (besides everything) her connection is rock solid. This means that if she faces a zillion challenges in her day, SHE’LL COME OUT ON TOP every single time.
This gives you TREMENDOUS freedom in how you view her well-being. No more second guessing if she’ll be ok or that feeling that BREAKS YOUR HEART. Confident girls give you the trust to step back in a very thoughtful and strategic way.
She’ll make healthier friendships, try WAY more things, AND your girl’s happiness will SKYROCKET. (Because your girl will actually BELIEVE in her power.)
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2. SHE CAN MAKE BETTER (IE. HEALTHIER) CHOICES IN ANY SITUATION.
Have you ever spent HOURS and HOURS dreaming of the girl that you’re SURE she’s destined to be, only to watch her OPT OUT?
Me, too. It stinks.
But how are you supposed to help her? Force participation?
Before I started parenting my own Confident girl, I had no idea what my girl needed. I would spend time talking with other parents, reading books, and asking questions. But I just wasn’t getting the answers I needed.
It wasn’t until I connected with her strengths that I was able to develop strategies that I KNEW my girl LOVED.
And guess what? My girl’s confidence got SUPER CHARGED. Fancy that.
Look, doing nothing with your girl just doesn’t work.
Here’s why: That is not what she needs. It might FEEL like she doesn’t want to hear from you. But don’t be fooled, it’s NOT what she thinks.
Different girls express themselves differently even if they share the same gene pool. Which is great! Means the world is a beautiful place because we are all unique.
But only if you talk WITH your girl will you be able to understand what YOUR girl needs. Many times she will just flat out TELL YOU the kind of help she wants. How cool is that?
And if you needed ANOTHER bonus: delving into new territory will also be a SNAP.
Hearing her ups and downs, giving her encouragement, and listening while she vents will provide you with an endless supply of conversation topics, areas for support, mother-daughter dates, and ways to spend time together.
Your hardest decision will be deciding which girl power idea to have fun with FIRST.
3. TALK THROUGH ANYTHING, BABY.
Talk is EVERYTHING when it comes to a girl’s world. It’s the NUMBER ONE way your girl will express herself and ask for help.
And your connection with your girl is the best, most guaranteed way to get her talking.
Through the intimate nature of relating with you, your girl will directly engage with you, and see you as her ally.
But she won’t just talk with you about the small stuff, she’ll talk about the big stuff!
By giving a girl TONS of valuable, helpful talks that can directly impact her sense of self, she’ll quickly see you as her biggest fan and source for all things ENCOURAGING.
This talk will DIRECTLY affect her self-identity in a BIG way.
Are you CONVINCED yet?
Honestly, I think I re-convinced myself!
Look, girls want to be supported. They want to hear from the people in their lives that matter and who “gets them.” So, if you instill this in her, you’ll be he forever confidant. And that trust = EMPOWERMENT.
I love me some warm fuzzies.
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