5 Ways to Empower Your Daughter + a Book Giveaway
Thank you to Abrams Books for sponsoring today’s post & giveaway. All views expressed are that of my own. #TheQuestioneers
Being a mom to two feisty, smart, and sassy girls is quite a blessing. My girls are super smart and love to learn in their own unique ways. Now that my oldest is in middle school, she has been really pondering possible careers. I know it might seem early to some, but I love to foster her ambition to be one of the many careers she would love to delve into.
Let’s just say my oldest wants to be a dermatologist, artist, archaeologist, engineer, teacher, and a blogger. That is quite the lineup but my little Jeopardy loving, documentary seeking daughter is going great places.
Do you know why my daughter has so much ambition and a ton of dreams? It is because I empower her to be her best and do great things.
I learned the hard way that my parents liked to box my siblings and I into careers based on gender or personality. It was not fun and I felt like it really hampered the great things I could have been or achieved. For my girls, I do not want that. I want them to do great things and reach for the stars. As their mom, it is my job to empower them, and that I do.
Here are 5 Ways to Empower Your Daughter:
Allow her to dream BIG– if your daughter has a dream to be a mathematician, or engineer help her to achieve HER dream.
Don’t pressure her– Sometimes we as parents might feel like our kids should follow in our footsteps, or be something we wanted to be. That is YOUR dream- you are alive and still have time to do it–go for it!
Give her resources– My daughters are not allowed free reign of the internet but I do allow them to watch educational shows and videos. Their brains are like sponges and they are ready to learn. STEM toys and books like Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters are perfect for young girls to learn and cultivate their interests.
Never criticize her looks– One thing I know all too well is that criticizing your child’s weight, hair, or interests can deflate her just like a balloon. Criticizing a child has everlasting effects that carry with them through adulthood. If your child has an issue work to support them to fix it and do not put them down.
Do not put them in a stereotypical box- If your daughter wants to be something like an engineer all more the power to her. Girls can be any career they want and we should support our daughter’s dreams of pursuing a career that might be male heavy. We need more female scientists, engineers, and laborers, —let’s raise our daughters to be them!
About The Questioneers:
The Questioneers series is a celebration of STEM, perseverance, and passion. Like its characters, Iggy Peck, Rosie Revere, and Ada Twist, every budding architect, engineer, scientist, mathematician, and leader, will become inspired to solve everyday mysteries and come to think more critically about their world. Most importantly, they will learn that despite inevitable difficulty in achieving success, they should always continue to “Read. Question. Think.”—and never give up on their dreams.
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Rosie Revere is no stranger to flops and fails, kerfuffles and catastrophes. After all, engineering is all about perseverance! But this time, Rosie has a really important project to tackle—one that feels much bigger than herself. Rosie’s beloved Aunt Rose and her friends, the Raucous Riveters—a group of fun-loving gals who built airplanes during World War II—need Rosie’s help. One of the Riveters needs a special contraption to paint in Blue River Creek’s annual mural competition. And Rosie’s just the engineer for the job!
After one flop . . . then another . . . and another . . . Rosie starts to lose hope. But thanks to some help from her classmates Iggy Peck and Ada Twist, Rosie creates the Paintapolooza, and, along with the Riveters, she rediscovers the meaning of home.