Call it what you will — grit, determination, a can-do attitude — but it all comes down to the same thing: being able to keep going in the face of challenge and even failure is a major component of a child’s future success. “The ability to persist in the face of difficulty may be as essential to success as talent or intelligence,” says psychologist Lisa Damour, Ph.D., author of Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions Into Adulthood. Moreover, with research showing that girls are more likely to feel the need to be perfect and to struggle with confidence when they make even small mistakes, it’s particularly important to raise resilient girls. As Rachel Simmons, author of Enough As She Is, explains: “What we want is for girls to have is the capacity to move through a setback without beating themselves up.”
If you’d like to help your Mighty Girl develop that confidence and resilience, you may be wondering where to start. Fortunately, there are a number of proven ways that parents can foster perseverance and determination in their girls, and in this blog post, we’ve shared seven of our top tips to raise resilient girls. At the end of the post, we’ve also featured a few of our favorite books to help girls feel ready to take on the challenges before them, and to help parents and educators foster the resilience girls need to succeed. With the guidance of caring adults, girls will know that they can tackle any obstacle — and come out the other end stronger.
Seven Tips For Raising Resilient Mighty Girls
1.Foster a growth mindset
2. Teach them to assess their abilities realistically
3. Let them challenge themselves — even if they struggle
4.Know when and how to step in
5.Have them show you their plan
6.Model what resilience looks like
7. Encourage self-care
Extracted from A Mighty Girl’s website; to read the full article, Click Here.