According to a study by Dove… 62% of teenage girls feel insecure about themselves. 57% of those girls have a mom who criticize their own looks. Yes, our daughters hear and see you when you look in the mirror and scowl at yourself!
These are the issues that are tackled in Session 1 of It’s A Girl Thing, a wonderful new speaker series focused on empowering moms and their pre-teen daughters. Through interactive exercises and role playing, psychotherapist (and one of our Expert Mommies), Shellie Fidell leads the group. In one, she asks mother-daughter pairs to practice positive self-talk. In another, she asks girls to role play common conflict situations and explore ways to better connect and communicate with each other.
One of the questions Shellie asked during this session was, “How many of you want to spend more along time with your moms?” The response was unanimous (and anonymous). Wow! That was just what I needed to hear in order to carve out more dedicated time with my girl.
What are some of the things you do right now to 1) create connection with your daughters? 2) nurture your daughter’s self-esteem/confidence?
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