Thanks for dropping by. I value your opinion. Keep in mind that it is a parentï¿½s responsibility to empower first and then teach. This allows our daughters to learn to feel good about themselves. Which then gives them the courage to feel good about themselves daily without a constant reminder from parents. I think that a daughterï¿½s self ï¿½esteem has a great deal to do with a number of factors. Her home environment (if the home is unstable or the parent is still making good attempts to get their life in order this creates confusion in the house and then your daughter), her peers (if her choice in friends are not as they should sheï¿½ll make daily efforts to please).
As parents, we have to give them the sound tools they need to succeed. They canï¿½t do it by themselves if they donï¿½t have the tools. Their life must be surrounded with tools that would promote their self worth. Again, the parent is responsible for creating an environment that would promote such a feeling. A parent is the most powerful role model in a daughters life. And as a parent we have to make sure we are modeling self-acceptance and self-confidence at all times because sheï¿½s watching you. And of course you are aware that she watches everything you do, even how you feel.
Changing internal dialogue is the key. In other words, raising the bar on how you(as the parent) feel about yourself high enough that it changes your lifestyle which then changes hers. If the parent changes their internal dialogue (I like the way I look, I am happy in my job, but I can do better) it encourage a daughter to then change her internal dialogue. Changing her internal dialogue can encourage her to empower herself which then her self-worth would be price less. All would allow her to be successful in her own efforts. Thanks dropping by and sharing!
Last edited by TCW; 06/29/11 11:33 AM.