How to Build Your Daughter’s Self Confidence
This post is sponsored by Mirum. All views expressed are that of our own.
Did you know that 52% of girls feel that the negative posts, comments, snaps, videos or photos they see on social media damage their confidence*? Let’s face it, there are a ton of trolls out there that have nothing better to do than put others down due to their own self confidence issues. Sadly, the internet is a playground full of mean people, but the folks at Dove want to change that. By posting positive advice online, it will be the start of making social media a more positive place for all.
For the last 16 years, I have been a Dove consumer, and have enjoyed all the new products they have produced over the years. Dove was the first brand of deodorant I trusted, and they made my favorite smelling soap. Now, as a mom I LOVE not only their HBC products, but also the message of self love they promote. Their goal to increase positivity and self love among the female population, really strikes a cord with me now that I have two young daughters.
That is why I wanted to reiterate just how important it is to build your daughter’s self confidence up if you have one. It is really actually quite simple and a lot of it has to do with removing the word “BUT” from your language.
For example, never praise your daughter follow by the word but. “Oh, your hair looks nice today, BUT your shirt is too tight.” Making a comment like this raises your child up, and then quickly tears them back down.
Another example I hear frequently is: You got a good grade today in Science, BUT you could have done better in math. I admit, I was guilty of saying something similar to that. However, I’ve seen for myself just how detrimental it was to my daughter’s spirit. Now, with encouragement and praise I see her doing better than ever across the board.
Never setting a limit to what your daughter can do is also crucial. If she wants to try out gymnastics and you have the funds go for it. Don’t ever allow yourself to doubt her because in turn she too will grow self doubt.
Be sure to support the positive hobbies she loves–even if it is something as obscure as collecting rocks. :)
Always encourage your child to help out to make a difference in other’s lives. It will help her to be a more content person with so much confidence and a kind soul.
Lastly, remember that you are your daughter’s BIGGEST role model. Take it as a complement if she wants to be just like you but keep in my she will be a direct reflection of you. Be the best you, you can be and #SpeakBeautiful to your child to set a positive and nurturing example.
Be sure to head to BJ’s Wholesale to stock up on Dove HBC products for your family. They are gentle, moisturizing, and when you support this brand, you help support the #SpeakBeautiful movement.
The folks at BJ’s have put together a uplifting resource to help young women across America’s self confidence. Check it out here.
*Dove: #SpeakBeautiful Girls Research” March 2016
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