How TO BUILD SELF CONFIDENCE IN GIRLS
Tween and Teen years are so exciting for girls.The tween years are an exciting time, watching your daughter grow into her own person. This is also when she needs you most, as the tween years can also have their challenging moments. Read on for three simple ways that as a parent you can help build your daughter’s self-confidence.
Positive body Image–
Help build your daughter’s self confidence with these three tips you can do every day. Develop positive body image, self-esteem, and open communication.Model positive body image — YOU are your daughter’s biggest influence. What you say or do will affect her more than her friends and the media combined. Avoid over-focusing on your appearance and negative comments about your body. We might not want to admit it, but there is truth to the old saying “you are your mom.” If you are confident in yourself, chances are that your daughter will be too.
Allow them to express their feelings —
Sometimes even I forget that my daughters have a mind of their own (as they should!), so there are going to be times that we disagree or I don’t like what they have to say. I remind myself that their feelings are valid and they have a right to their own opinions. It is important to give them the freedom to say what is on their mind — good or bad — and keep the lines of conversation open. Starting this early on in their lives will increase the chance that they will be comfortable enough to confide in your during their teenage years.
Encourage them to develop their own sense of style —
I’ll admit it, I’m guilty of picking out my daughters’ clothes for school because it’s fast, easy, and I know that they will match. At almost 8 years old, My daughter has started asking me if she can choose her own outfits some days. Even if she’s wearing head-to-toe pink (in varying shades) or polka dots (or both!) I respect the choices she made and admire the independent young woman she is becoming.
Give them shopping guidelines–
Allow them to choose their own outfit when you go for shopping .Give them guidelines according to weather and customs..