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I’ve been working really hard at showing more confidence for myself, but especially as an example to Blake and helping her grow her confidence. If you know Blake at all, you know her personality is HUGE, until she gets around a large group of new people or people she doesn’t know well. In those cases she gets super shy, which is fine – you do you, boo. I don’t want to shoot her personality down or get in the way of her learning and developing. However I do want her to be confident in herself and her dreams and goals, especially as a girl.
I think this was something that I really struggled with as a young girl/teenager and did well into my early 20s. In fact I still have days that are tough – I’m human, but I’m learning. And part of that learning is loving myself, every part of it and embracing things with confidence so that I can show my sweet girl by example. So I thought I would share a few things we’ve implemented the last few weeks that I’ve really seen make a difference. Honestly in both of us.
- I’ve invested in a couple picture books that actually a lot of y’all recommended, for Blake and I to read. We read one every day (or close to that) and it’s been really good for her!
- I’ve started doing these with Blake when we drive, in the morning, honestly whenever I think of it throughout the day or when we need a pick me up. I’ll tell Blake 5 things I love about her and that I’m proud of, then she tells me 5 things she loves about herself and we switch. She has LOVED this!! In fact a lot of times we will finish and she will go, “again! Let’s do it again!”
- Not using “bad words” and by bad words I mean the ones that most of us say 😉 like “fat” or “ugly” – in fact this has been a rule in our house basically since day one. I don’t use these words, and a few others, in front of Blake ever. But now I’m focused more on just not using them ever. It’s important for me to live that to lead by example.
- Encourage and praise. I try really hard to encourage Blake in her little dreams and goals and praise her where praise is earned and deserved. For example, she came to me the other day and said “Mama, I want to be a horse teacher when I’m big!” And I immediately said, “oh baby you can! You can do whatever you want.” Then followed it up with something simple about how she’ll need to work hard now to learn how ride. Teaching but praising and never shooting down a goal or dream she has. Who am I to tell her what dreams and goals to have?
Now I’m not an expert parent, nor am I claiming to be. These are just things we do and that work for us! Plus they’re constantly changing with circumstances and learning curves. It’s life!
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