Raising A Girl Who Loves Herself In A World That Promote Self-Hatred!
What if we could prevent our children from hating themselves, and instead foster self-love and in turn, self-care? Turns out, we can!
Imagine if you will grow up with a particular set of values. Perhaps you don’t even have to imagine it; perhaps you actually did grow up with a particular set of values. We all did, didn’t we? Whether we were raised in a religious home, or a home where education was valued and pursued, or a home where the work ethic was particularly strong or even in a home where a particular idea or notion was not valued, maybe it was even hated or feared. As children we grew up to accept certain things as fact before we had the cognitive ability to evaluate how these issues related to ourselves. Simply stated, we can teach our children self-hatred, or self-love. The choice is ours and hopefully, we can open our minds up to consider just how easy it is to create self-hatred, and conversely, how easy it is to promote self-love. When we encourage, praise, and otherwise make positive affirmations over our children, we help to set the tone for self-love or not.
The problem is sometimes we unwittingly create a hate of self in our children because we couldn’t possibly know who they will turn out to be when we are just getting to know them. What if, we just promoted a love or at least an acceptance of everyone, every type of person regardless of race, creed, color, or gender? What if, we learned some lessons from previous generations and did things differently for this one?
A girl who loves herself is comfortable in her own skin, secure on her own two feet, and confident in the woman she has/will become.
She is strong, in her own way. She is independent, and bold.
She wants what’s best for herself and she walks with her head high. She doesn’t settle for mediocre anything—especially mediocre love.... - 23 minutes ago