4 Ways to Boost Your Daughters Self-Esteem
Being a young girl can be overwhelming. In fact, being a mother is just as stressful. We all want our daughters to be confident and secure, especially as they prepare to enter the middle school years. However, if history proves itself to be true, we know once friendships, school challenges, grades, and first love kicks in – we often find that our daughters will get lost somewhere down Self-Esteem Street. The doubts and fears about their futures will start to magnify. In an effort to support parents struggling with boosting their daughters’ self-esteem, we have created 4 tips that will help you through.
Stand Up For What You Believe In
It is important to show our children the power of there voice. Being able to say no to things that make them uncomfortable or being able to say yes to positive opportunities is a true blessing. The way we teach our kids to own their voice is to let them have their say in the household (for instance – allowing them to wash their own hair or pick out their own clothes). Encourage them to read books and be able to discuss the key points. If you have a disagreement, which often happens between kids and parents – (truly moms and daughters) let them state their feelings confidently without being ostracized.
Many times, parents split up with children feeling like they were the root of the separation. If you are going through a breakup and your daughter feels moody and responsible for the failed marriage, speak to her often about why things, including relationships, fall apart. Never speak badly about an ex or taunt your daughter by saying she acts just like them. Encourage her to love both of you equally. More than likely she will be proud that her parents chose to do what was right versus settling.
A big way to boost your daughters’ self-esteem is to get her involved with activities at school or in the community. The comradery she will feel with her peers will be a win-win. She will understand the importance of civic engagement and the value in community-building as well as how to stick to a schedule and push her physical and mental limits when participating in organized sports like swimming, basketball or soccer.
Girls love to have fun. They love to get their hair washed and nails painted with sparkles. If you want to boost your little one’s esteem, we encourage you to plan regular outings that focus on you and your daughters outer appearance while working on your inner self.