Self-Esteem in children

Dad and daughter

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I posted some information on Facebook today about girls and their body image. I don’t know if you’ve noticed but girls are bombarded by the wrong message of what makes them attractive and beautiful. Contrary to the tabloids and fashion magazines out there it isn’t how they dress or whether they are tall, short, blonde, brunette, redhead, overweight or skinny. I know, you say, it’s what’s inside. You’re darn right it’s what’s inside. Unfortunately the world isn’t telling them this. So who’s going to do it? Let me tell you that parents and aunts and uncles, grandmas and grandpas need to be the ones who step up and help our young
girls to be proud of themselves. Loving a child unconditionally is what makes for a healthy body image in young girls. No, that doesn’t mean letting them do whatever they want. It means instructing them in what’t real and what’s not real. Let me say, dads, that you are the most
important person in a girls life to help them to love themselves and to develop that healthy self-esteem. You are the key — telling your child she’s beautiful and showing her is essential to the life of a healthy young woman. Yep, that’s right dad. So get to it!! Step it up. Play an instrumental role in your daughter’s life. You will NEVER
regret it. Who knows…you may be raising the next President of the United States.

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One response to “Self-Esteem in children

  1. A friend of mine put it very well one time. If I give my Daughter a pack of gum…then she won’t want to settle from a stick of gum that a guy might offer. I believe it is true that Dad’s are vital in a girls life and I do my best as a father and enjoy every moment. I also believe the mothers role is just as crucial.

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