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Girl Scout Blog: Help Build Self-Confidence in Your Daughter with …

As girls head back to school, eager to learn and share time with friends, it’s so important to arm them with everything they need to be self-confident and stay true to their authentic selves as they navigate their ever-changing social surroundings. These resources are here to help give parents and caregivers the tools they need to model healthy self-esteem and body image for their children, and help build their self-confidence.Here are some great tips to help build self-confidence in your girl from our very ownAndrea Bastiani Archibald, Ph.D., applied developmental psychologist and chief girl expert at Girl Scouts of the USA!Build Self-Confidence as a FamilyüShow up for each other. Cheer each other on at sporting events, concerts, etc. Send a quick text to check in on the big test, or brainstorm on the couch on how to solve a social situation at school.üEncourage each other to try something new and out of your comfort zone. Continue reading

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Fabric Mart Fabricistas: Sewing in the Family.

Without a doubt my daughter is the center of attention in all that I do. Since the moment I knew I was pregnant I planned my day, my week, month and year around her. I try to care for her providing food, well-being, health, spiritual growth through our church and family, means to access education and moral teaching, ethics and manners (improving mine on the way).The influence of my family in my daughter’s life is a great advantage in her development. My mother’s suggestions were at first a cause of headache and upset. Continue reading

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Building Self-Esteem In Our Girls | Black and Married With Kids.com …

Share this article!view more articles← PrevNext →by Carmen JonesEveryday our children are bombarded with unhealthy images of “beauty.”  Although some magazines are slowly diversifying, largely, the American media defines beauty as thin, blonde, and blue-eyed, a standard that young, Black girls will never be able to meet. This feeling of ostracization can lead to low self-esteem, emotional issues, and self-destructive behavior.Parents play an important role in the development of a young girls’ self-esteem. While we’d all like to believe that beauty is more than skin deep, the truth is, when we feel better about ourselves, physically and emotionally, we stand taller and carry ourselves prouder. So how do we encourage our daughters to have a healthy level of self-esteem? Check out these tips:“¢ Encourage a Positive Self Image“”Some parents discourage vanity in their children but a positive self image contributes to a child’s emotional well-being and promotes a healthy image of self Continue reading

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The Counter Intuitive Key to Self-Confidence | NLP Discoveries

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Building Self-Esteem in Girls Through Education

Self-esteem in girls peaks at about age nine, and then it tanks from there. Sobering right? Yeah, I pretty much feel like a #fail parent.I want my daughter to feel fulfilled, to know how to shine in her own skin. This requires self-esteem, and I wholeheartedly believe that education is one of the foundational pieces of building self-esteem in girls.Education provides you with opportunities. Education teaches you about other cultures.Education helps you discover what makes you sparkle inside. Continue reading

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Build self-confidence, not “self-esteem” | Let Her Eat Dirt

After my recent diatribe about people commenting on my daughters’ appearance, some folks countered that complimenting a girl’s looks helps boost her self-esteem. Many girls have self-esteem issues, the argument goes, so praising their beauty helps give them a boost. Maybe…but I think self-confidence is much more important than self-esteem.If you grew up in the 1970s and 1980s, as I did, you probably heard a fair bit about the importance of self-esteem. Reacting against the “Greatest Generation” parents who were seen as being “too hard” on their kids, a new generation of parents, educators, and supposed child-care experts emphasized high self-esteem as the key to lifelong success (whatever that means). Continue reading

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Dating advice for my daughters…

“Watching your daughter being collected by her date feels like handing over a million dollar Stradivarius to a gorilla.” ~ Jim BishopAbout a month ago I was sound asleep in my bed when the bedroom door flew open. I struggled to open my eyes against the light from the hallway. I could make out the outline of one of my teen daughters.I sat up. “What’s going on?”Middle of the night interruptions usually can be lumped into a few categories for parents with children: Someone has either puked, wet the bed or had a bad dream.In this case, it was new territory: my daughter was going through the double whammy of not only one of her first broken hearts, but also the betrayal of a former friend.My daughter knelt down by the side of my bed and between sobs, told me what happened Continue reading

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Self-confidence | The House of Tales

This post is nothing related to children’s books or early education. Its about life in general, about taking risks, building self-confidence and overcoming your fears. I guess my personal stories have intruded into the house of tales! Last week I sold my car to the only serious, interested buyer who happened to be in Alabama. I live in Atlanta, so we decided to meet mid way Continue reading

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Meet the 2012 Tolls: Jack Yost – Toll Fellows

Jack YostSenatorWest VirginiaEducation: Attended West Liberty University & West Virginia UniversityProfession: State senatorFamily: Wife, Kris – Daughter, Alicia – Sons, Jay and Ryan – Grandchildren, Brittany, Nicholas, SophiaPets: NoneHobbies: Collecting historical paraphernalia on the Masonic order and West Virginia history books1. What is your favorite leadership quote?”If  you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you have to do, keep moving forward.”  -Martin Luther King, Jr.2. What do you think is the key to effective leadership?A successful leader is someone who helps others become more than they ever thought possible. Leadership is about unlocking potential, whether individual potential or that of a group, or organization. It is not about telling people what to do, but inspiring them to see what they are capable of, then, helping those individuals accomplish greater goals.An effective leader is not afraid to take on responsibilities and make commitments by putting the organization first.  True leadership requires you to make sacrifices, including putting others before yourself.Self-worth and self-esteem are important leadership qualities one must possess.  Trust is the basis of all relationships in our lives Continue reading

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