PARENTING, GIRL EMPOWERMENT | BY HEATHER FREEMAN, MPH
Is Raising Your Girl's Confidence What She Needs?
The day of Girl Power is here…. BUT, is raising your girl’s confidence what she needs?
In this post, I’ll show you 3 types of girls who would benefit the MOST from raising their confidence in order to help YOU make a decision.
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After helping hundreds of other parents of girls boost their own daughter’s confidence, I’ve learned which types of girls benefit MOST from raising their own confidence.
Type #1 “My girl comes across as shy and may even appear to have anxiety when engaged in social groups.”
If you know your girl is shy, but aren’t sure how to help her, then a boost in confidence from you is perfect for your girl.
Between you and your girl, you can start mirroring her confidence in a high impact way.
Here’s a pro tip: Make sure your girl hears positive affirmations.
For example, if you plan on talking about making friends, DON’T talk about how shy she is.
Type #2 “She’s quite confident in some circumstances, but I really want to see her do more.”
If her confidence comes and goes, with no real guarantee, then a boost in confidence is perfect for your girl.
The great thing about confident girls is that you don’t need a lot of time to build it. Why? Because confidence builds on itself.
Most girls experience a drop in confidence at around the age of 9, but once I started talking confidence with my girl, I watched her take more and more brave steps on her own.
Here’s a quick tip: Make sure it’s easy for your girl to believe in her confidence.
For example, you can model what confidence looks like with the brave things you do.
Type #3: “My girl is ready to spread her wings.”
If you’re girl is planning for a big sleepover at a friend’s house or a play date without you, giving her a boost in confidence is perfect for your girl.
Inside your relationship with your girl, you can help her build tons of confidence so your girl is excited to step out into the world on her own.
Here’s a pro tip that most parents forget about: create a safe space for your girl to land before she spreads her wings and leaves the nest.
For example, you can create conversations or girl time that shares WHY her confidence is important and HOW it will benefit your girl. She’ll not only be ready to spread her wings when the opportunity arises, but she’ll return ready to share her experiences with you.
Now you have a better understanding of WHY your girl needs confidence and HOW it benefits her.
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