Do you remember her? Do you remember the little girl who enjoyed the freedom to choose her clothes for the first time? She didn't care about what anyone else thought. She wrapped herself in polka dots and stripes without pausing to consider the color scheme. She grabbed the tutu and and everyone's attention as she pirouetted with a cape twirling around her. She made us laugh and squeal with delight at the smallest things and every now and then we remember her, but somewhere along the way, we lost her. It's time to stop comparing ourselves to our friends through social media and trading our confidence in for likes.
It's fall and cuffing season has officially begun. It reminds us that even though the swimsuit-wearing-yacht-sailing-exotic-vacation-season is over, the images that project competition into our lives are not. I have talked to a few incredible teens lately who have had amazing insight into the world of social media and how to guard our hearts from the effects of it which inspired the three secrets about social media I want to share with you. Let's get into it!
Are there any endings that you need to lead within your life? Are your relationships everything you’ve ever wanted them to be? Growth can be scary, but the alternative is scarier. Transition is a part of life, and there are some endings that are necessary. Let's talk about it.
When we teach girls to trust their own creativity, boldness, and intuition, we teach them to defy the rules, the bullies, and the peer pressure at a deeper level. Limiting beliefs are hard to break, but the earlier we catch them, the more we can help our little sisters, our daughters, and our mentees to achieve.
Does your daughter have someone she can talk to? Someone you trust to give her sound advice? Someone she believes cares about her? Someone she doesn't mind opening up to? If so, excellent! If for some reason, your answer was no, I'd like to persuade you to help her identify a mentor quickly. Why does she need your help? She may need your help because she doesn't recognize the value, see the need, or feel bold enough to initiate the relationship. Is this something you've modeled? Do you have a mentor or do you mentor someone (other than your own children) that she knows about?