Starting in childhood girls are inundated with negative messages and behaviors that prevent them building healthy relationships and ideals about their potential.
Be her role model.
The family is the first place a girl develops her sense of self, who she is and who she wants to become. Parents that are informed can create an environment that encourages and supports her in achieving her full potential.
Support her in discovering her talents and encourage her interests.
Interest, not just expertise, should be motivation enough.
Say something nice.
Monitor your comments about yourself, your daughter and other women. Show her how to build others up, not tear them down.
Avoid negative terms.
Why is a girl bossy, but a boy is ambitious? Shouldn’t a girl throw like a girl? Avoid words and terms that stereotype girls and woman as less than a male.
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