How To Raise A Girl’s Self Esteem

GirlsIncAs part of our home school project recently, my daughter and I thought it would be a great deal of fun and educational to interview some fabulous organizations in our local community. We are excited to bring this interview to you as a way to give back and share with you what we learned and to help raise awareness for Girls Inc.

Girls Inc. is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to serving and helping girls. Inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold. Providing more than 138,000 girls across the U.S. and Canada with life-changing experiences and real solutions to the unique issues girls face.

We had a great time getting to know more about how Girls Inc. specifically is helping our girls. Certainly we had lots in common and clearly share a  passion for helping our girls succeed today and in the future. Take a listen and watch the interview below and to learn more about Girls Inc. you can visit their website here: http://girlsinc.org

As an extra bonus I wanted to also share with you 6 Practices for Helping Raise Self-Esteem in our Girls.

As a mom, educator, coach, author and speaker, I am passionate about helping our youth succeed and I believe that when we help our girls experience higher levels of self-esteem, we are indeed helping them to have a positive relationship with themselves and others. We are helping to build and nourish a healthy foundation that will equip them to succeed in life and in their chosen career. Helping them blossom and flourish. Helping them to trust in themselves and believe that they are worthy of happiness and making progress in life towards the things they care about.

So as parents, educators, and leaders what can we do help raise our girls self-esteem?

Here are 6 basic practices for raising self-esteem in our girls.

6 A’s – Basic Practices for Helping Raise a Girl’s Self-esteem

1. Awareness

Practicing self-awareness on a daily basis is about choosing to live consciously. By checking in and inquiring with ourselves about how we are showing up in the world.

2. Acceptance

Self-acceptance. Helping our girls learn how to accept themselves is important. Accepting all of who they are and embracing their lightness and all the parts of themselves and even the parts they dislike.

3. Accountability

Owning their abilities and being able to respond as autonomous human beings.

4. Assertiveness

Being authentic and speaking up and out for what is true for them. Having the courage to share their views and opinions. Sharing their unique voices with the world.

5. Alignment

Alignment of their values, beliefs and strengths. Being in integrity with who they are.

6. Aim

A purposeful intent to direct their thoughts and behaviors in the direction of  their goals and dreams. Being intentional about who they are becoming and what they aim for in life.

Thank you Girls Inc. for a wonderful interview. We hope this adds value to you and helps to spread awareness of all you do to help and support our girls. Please feel free to share your comments below and tell us what you learned?

Janet I Mueller is the author of  her forthcoming book “The Blossoming – A Leaders Guide 10 Keys To Unlocking Your Blooming Potential” and “A Champion’s Guide To Thriving Beyond Breast Cancer. She is a mentor for the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship, and recognized as a woman of outstanding leadership by the International Women’s Leadership Association. She is a parent educator, writer, coach and speaker. She helps her clients and audience inspiring and instructing helping them to become the best leaders they can be through personal growth and development and servant leadership  http://janetimueller.com

 

 

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