Simple Ways to Empower Young Girls
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Now that my oldest daughter is a tween, the reality that I will soon enough have a teenager is pretty shocking, and impressive all at the same time. Our oldest is growing up to be such a lovely, intelligent, and caring young woman and I feel a lot of it reflects on our parenting, and encouragement we instill in our daughter.
Since empowering young tweens, and teens is such an important task for not just parents but teachers, coaches, and other community mentors.
I thought it would be great to share some Simple Ways to Empower Young Girls.
Help her to Embrace & Love herself: We teach our children to eat right, be active, meditate, and listen to their hearts. I think it is important to set these examples to help teach my child how to be the best HER.
Encourage Conversation: I always love how freely my daughter shares her issues, and what is on her mind. When she was younger she might have never stopped talking, but now as she is older it is a great trait for her to have. Always make time to listen to your children.
Teach Respect: I am a firm believer is respecting my elders, and this was immediately passed down to my daughter and other children. Having respect for authority and others in society helps a young girl to develop her own self respect.
Be a Positive Role Model: Letting our young girls know that they can be anything their heart desires when they grow up really is empowering to a young, impressionable girl. My kids see how hard I work to achieve my goals, and it in turn makes them want to set their own goals and reach for the stars.
Discipline: We teach our daughter and other two children right from wrong, but there are times kids will make mistakes.We have ALL been there, and done that! Letting her know right from wrong at a young age has helped to keep her on the straight and narrow path. While she can achieve great things it is still important to set up boundaries.
Responsibility: I have always been a firm believer in children having chores that are age-appropriate. When you teach your teen about helping out around the house, you are setting up a foundation for their future positive work ethics.
Independence: Allowing your daughter to save money she has worked for, decorate her own space, or maybe even take care of a pet teaches independence which is such an important trait for our youth to have this day in age.
Love: Last, but certainly not least is showing love and compassion. By showing your tween or teen unconditional love they will know that you are their biggest cheerleader in this thing called life. Love really does make the world go round, and we all know we need a lot more of it these days!
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Let’s continue the #SpeakBeautiful Movement! Share your simple ways to empower young girls in the comments below.