Last year, was a tough one for my girl. If you are raising a girl who is super smart yet struggles to find her place you would understand how hard it is for a mother to observe this.
I could see that she wasn’t happy – raised shoulders, outbursts for no reason. Everyone told me how bright my eight-year-old was, yet she had a hard time completing her classwork and just didn’t seem happy.
What do you do when you realize that your 8-year-old daughter feels “less than” about herself?
What do you do as a mother if you allow yourself to believe that she is not as smart as other kids?
I jumped into the Facebook groups, books, podcasts, and Mom communities. I asked a lot of questions and made lots of notes. After all the research, the answer was clear I got I’ve learned one crucial thing:
This is the walk I walk I will have to take with my daughter. It is my job as a mother to nurture confidence in my daughter. It is up to me to let her now how incredible she is.
Right before 2017 started I sat down with Elise and asked what would she like to do in 2017 and since this is a perfect time for goals, here is what my daughter wants to do:
She wants to go to the Summer Camp run by the Gifted Center (she went there last year for two weeks). With the upcoming daycare costs itis up to her to save money for this camp.
She wants to cook more.
She wants to learn Photoshop
She wants to travel
I am incredibly grateful to Brandi of Mama Knows It All for giving me this idea. Following her example, I am happy to announce my project “GrowingUpWithConfidence”
This year I will be talking more about my daughter. Elise and I will be sharing ideas that will hopefully help other girls to be more confident in themselves.
Come back here often and let’s celebrate confident girls together!