Parenting advice on how to raise strong, confident daughters from the inside out
Which parent doesn’t want their daughter to be a leader? After all, that top role—be it, debate captain, head cheerleader, newspaper editor, play director, student body president-is deemed to be the epitome of success. These are the girls whom adults applaud and peers look up to.
Make no mistake, each leadership success is one more step up a ladder, and each rung up that ladder gives girls that needed “edge” to be accepted to their choice college, win that scholarship, or lucrative job.
But even more important: leadership positions are the best ways to build our daughters’ character, integrity and confidence.
There is some truth to that old: “We’ve come a long way baby” slogan. Our girls have come a long way in overcoming the “’Boys Only’ Leadership Club.”
But we still have ways in helping the female gender reach their leadership potential, and interestingly it’s the girls themselves who tell us we must do more to help them reach that goal.
Let’s listen to our girls. They tell us what they do to become strong, confident leaders.