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Build Your Daughter’s Confidence

Do you know the difference between body-consciousness and body-confident? Which one would you rather your daughter be? I didn’t know the difference until I started reading Raising Body-confident Daughters: 8 Conversations to have with your Tween by Dannah Gresh.

 

This book starts with sharing the difference between being body-consciousness and being body-confident. I love how Dannah addressed our need to have our thoughts about our bodies based on God’s intended purpose. If we do this, we will experience God-esteem, not self-esteem. The second chapter in the book encourages Moms to look at how they feel about their bodies. This was convicting for me. How I look at my body will affect how my daughters look at their bodies. I am thankful for this tool to help me teach my daughters about the body God created and His great design for their life.

8 conversations

The next several chapters go into detail about eight different conversations to have with your daughter. I have really enjoyed the conversations Micaela, our 10-year-old, and I have been able to have. This past week, we had a conversation about how our bodies are God’s temple. We looked at scripture together to see what God says about our bodies.

Mother and Daughter

Body Basket

 

 

I gave her a “Body Boost Basket” which was filled with things to take care of her body. It was a very sweet time to connect with just Micaela. I love that there is also a resource for Micaela as we go through this. It’s called It’s Great to be a Girl also by Dannah Gresh.

It's Great to be a girl

 

Micaela has enjoyed working through this on her own. This book reviews what our conversation was about. It also has some fun activities included in it.

You have a very key role in your daughter’s life. What will you teach her today? I highly recommend both of these resources to help you in this journey. It’s a great way to pour into your daughter by focusing on God’s truth and deepening your mother-daughter relationship. It will also help your daughter be more body confident.

 

 

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