5 tips to boost your daughter’s self-esteem

Sevenoaks Shopping Centre, Abbotsford, empowers girls with national #beyougirl campaign

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Encourage your daughter to pursue a passion.

Participating in an activity she loves will give her the opportunity to master challenges. Being involved with sports or dance, for example, is a positive influence instead of being swept up in online drama.

Let her have a voice in making decisions.

Let her have an age-appropriate say in matters that affect her such as choosing her own clothes or what after-school activities she participates in. Knowing what she cares about most will come from trying some things and seeing what she does and doesn’t love to do.

Encourage her to solve issues on her own rather than fixing things for her.

Let her decide the best way to deal with a situation (within reason). Even if you disagree, you give your daughter a sense of control over her life and show her that she is responsible for her decisions.

Get girls working together.

Encourage your daughter to participate in team-building activities or join organizations that rely on teamwork. These girls have a great sense of accomplishment and feeling of competence, both of which give a huge boost to self-esteem.

Make regular time to listen to your girl.

Create times when she knows you are receptive and available to listen – like riding in a car or taking a walk. Be her sounding board to sort out what she is going through, without solving problems for her.

 

Sevenoaks Shopping Centre – Helping Girls Build Self-Esteem for Back-To-School “We want to help young girls discover what makes them unique” says Marketing Director Tricia Schmuland, so we’ve teamed up with #beyougirl, a national cause marketing campaign created to increase self-esteem and empower young girls across Canada.

We’re giving one lucky BeYouGirl a chance to win a $100 gift card to Sevenoaks Shopping Centre and a photography session with @quantumimagesinc.  What makes you a #beyougirl? Do you like to play the cello, write poems or skateboard? Tell us what you are passionate about and enter the Instagram contest by September 17. Check out shopsevenoaks.com.

On September 17, Sevenoaks Shopping Centre is hosting a personal and professional development tradeshow for young girls that celebrates their growth, diversity, and self-worth. In partnership with Big Sisters Abbotsford and The Sparkle Project BC www.thesparkleprojectbc.com, Sevenoaks Shopping Centre is working to raise awareness, raise funds for Big Sisters, and increase self-esteem in young girls through teaching healthy eating and lifestyle skills. Check out Shopsevenoaks.com/events for more details.

To learn more about Big Sisters’ Go Girls! Group Mentoring Program, click here.