How can you prevent your teenage daughter from becoming another *statistic?
Invest as much interest, support and time in discovering who she is and what lights her up from the inside out; as you do asking about test scores and PB’s (personal bests).
Teenage girls are somehow expected to know how to navigate life’s social and emotional challenges.
This is a myth – they need guidance and support – and may not know how to ask for it.
Learning how to love and trust who she, right here – right now, is a great place to start.
Take a look at Brené Brown’s checklist for learning Self-Trust from her most recent book, Braving the Wilderness.
Take a moment to truthfully answer these B-R-A-V-I-N-G questions (p.39).
B – Did I respect my own boundaries? Was I clear about what’s okay and what’s not okay?
R – Was I reliable? Did I do what I said I was going to do?
A – Did I hold myself accountable?
V – Did I respect the vault and share appropriately?
I – Did I act from integrity?
N – Did I ask for what I needed? Was I nonjudgmental about needing help?
G – Was I generous toward myself?
It’s time to help your daughter connect-the-dots between her inner-world and her ability to perform.
What’s one step you and your daughter can take to embrace her unique gifts and brave the wilderness?
“Fear will lead us astray and arrogance is even more dangerous.” ~ Brené Brown
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