We encourage our daughter to embrace words they proudly identity with those words can become like a badge that connects then to millions of other girls around the world instead of an indication that something might be wrong with them or set them apart from normal , whatever that is .
We all went to fit in : this is human nature. But viva the curvy girls the nerdy girls, and the outrageous girls!
Discuss the words with words with yours daughter.Pay her an honest comptment .She will own the words she wants that describes her.
Two saying seem to be at work here.There first is acceptance is the answer to all of my problems todays.
13 Ways to Boost Your Daughter’s Self-Esteem
Show love and support to your 10-year-old girl. You want your child to feel you love her no matter what. If your daughter feels bad about a grade on a test, say something like “I know you did your best, and I’m proud of you.”
Praise your daughter, even if the accomplishment seems small. According to Katie Hurley, child and family psychotherapist, kids need feedback from parents. Make your praise specific; instead of just saying “good job,” say “Good job catching that fly ball at baseball practice today.”
Point out your daughter’s strengths. Your daughter might have a low opinion of her ability in one subject at school, so first show empathy followed by mentioning a subject at which she excels. You can even mention your girl’s strengths in front of her siblings or your spouse while she’s in earshot.
Be a good role model for your 10-year-old. If your daughter hears you make negative remarks about your appearance or your body, she is more likely to follow those same habits.
Encourage your daughter to play a team sport. Physical activity, Gurian reports, enhances a girl’s mental health, reduces stress and depression and increases feelings of strength and confidence. These positive feelings contribute to healthy self-esteem.
Correct incorrect beliefs. If your daughter says things like “I know I can’t do well on my test” or “I’m too fat,” bring a positive perspective to your child. Respond with “You studied hard for your test, and I know you’ll do your best” or “The girls you see in magazines are not as thin as they look. I think you are beautiful just the way you are.”
Don’t be afraid to discuss advertisements in magazines or television with your daughter. The media portrays girls in a sexualized way, and many girls around age 10 say they want to lose weight because of pictures they see in media, Gurian says. Ask questions about advertisements and whether they make your daughter feel she needs to have something they sell or if she wants to change her appearance because of the ad. By discussing these topics, you sensitize your daughter to media trends and how advertisements use these tools to have emotional effects on girls.
Listen to your daughter and ask questions to encourage her to talk. Many girls around age 10 start feeling bad about their body shape or might encounter subjects like dating for the first time. By actively listening to your child, you show her that her thoughts and feelings matter. After listening, you can follow up with showing empathy and redirecting any negative beliefs she might have about herself.
Encourage your daughter to get involved with activities that interest her. Don’t let her fall into stereotypes by limiting her choices; instead, offer chances for her to help fix the sink, volunteer to build homes or explore with a chemistry set.
Positive word to your daughter self-esteem:
A- Adorable, Amazing, Attractive, Alluring, Audacious, Adaptable, Adventurous, Affable, Affectionate, Ambitious, Amusing, Awesome
B- Beautiful, Bold, Brainy, Bright, Breathtaking, Blazing, Bubbly, Brazen, Brave, Broad-minded
C- Calm, Caring, Cool, Cheerful, Charming, Confident, Cute, Considerate, Creative, Compassionate, Courteous, Clever, Credible
D- Dear, Daring, Divine, Dauntless, Delightful, Dazzling, Dedicated,
Delectable, Deserving, Determined, Diligent, Dynamic
E- Enthusiastic, Energetic, Enchanting, Encouraging, Enthralling, Elegant, Excellent, Effective, Efficacious, Extraordinary, Elegant, Exceptional, Easygoing, Emotional, Exuberant
F- Fascinating, Forgiving, Fantastic, Funny, Flamboyant, Favorable, Friendly, Fearless, Frank
G- Gallant, Gorgeous, Gifted, Genius, Glorious, Glowing, Gracious, Great, Genuine, Generous, Gregarious
H- Happy, Honest, Helpful, Heavenly, Hilarious, Humorous, Hearty, Humanitarian
I- Incredible, Inspirational, Inspiring, Impeccable, Ingenious, Impressive, Innovative, Insightful, Incandescent, Intense, Intrepid, Impartial, Imaginative, Independent, Intuitive, Inventive, Intellectual, Intelligent
J- Jolly, Joyful, Jubilant, Jovial, Joyous
K- Keen, Kind, Kindhearted, Knowledgeable
L- Lively, Lovable, Lovely, Luscious, Lady, Loyal
M- Mettlesome, Marvelous, Majestic, Motivating, Moral, Modest, Magnanimous
N- Nubile, Natural, Nice, Neoteric, Noble, Neat
O- Outstanding, Obliging, Optimistic, Open, Open-minded,
P- Positive, Passionate, Patient, Perfect, Progressive, Productive, Placid, Phenomenal, Potent, Plucky, Persuasive, Philosophical, Polite, Practical, Peppy
Q- Quiet, Quirky
R- Ravishing, Radiant, Rightful, Resolute, Responsible, Reliable, Reserved,
S- Sweet, Strong, Stunning, Spirited, Sincere, Special, Smart, Sensible, Sensitive, Shy, Straightforward, Sympathetic, Scintillating, Sensuous
T- Thrilling, Tenacious, Talented, Trustworthy, Thoughtful
U- Unselfish, Upbeat, Uplifting, Upstanding
V- Vivacious, Vigorous, Valiant, Understandable, Versatile
W- Witty, Wise, Wild, Worthy, Wonderful, Welcoming, Warmhearted,
X- Xenodochial, Xenial
A positive attitude can make difference between conflict or connection.
Here are 300 words to get you started:
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