Teaching Your Daughter About Self Love
We all hear the word self love so much now. It’s become a mantra of how we live our lives. But why are we learning the lessons so very late in life? Why are we not being taught as little girls the importance of self love and how to love yourself. Self love is a reflection of the decisions we make in our marriages, our careers and the way other people treat us and more importantly how we treat ourselves.
I have started teaching Amira very valuables lessons about self love as I am still trying to figure things out as her mother in my late 30s. Here are just a few tips on teaching your daughter about self love….
SHOW HER BETTER THAN YOU CAN TELL HER
Our girls little ears are like sponges. They soak up and absorb everything we say and we do. If we are trying to teach them to love themselves for who they are, we must do same. Speak positive thoughts about how amazing you are. Display positive body image and healthy habits. It’s so important to teach them very early on the importance of self care as a reflection of loving on yourself.
SUPPORT HER IN ALL OF HER WILDEST DREAMS
Courageous little girls grow into bold and fearless women ready to take on the world. It’s important as you teach her lessons about loving her self that you show her how important it is to take risks. Self love is believing in yourself so much that you are willing to do the unbelievable to reach your dreams. Little girls need to learn very early on that being bold and taking risks makes her more confident. She also needs to know that she’ll always have your support.
LET HER TOOT AND BLOW THAT CUTE LITTLE HORN AND SHINE HER LIGHT
When building your daughter’s self esteem, teach her it Is okay to be proud of her self and shine her light . If your daughter has pride in making great grades or performing well in extracurricular activities, allow her the space to shine her light. Let her be confident in herself. Our daughters should be taught that you can shine your light and not blind sight another child.