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As Reese’s mom, every day I try to find ways to inspire her in hopes that I can help her grow into a powerful young woman someday. I’d like to think it’s paying off since this girl already runs her own baking business and truly marches to the beat of her own drum. Truth be told, Reese inspires me too.
International Day of the Girl
That’s why celebrating International Day of the Girl with her is so important to me. It’s coming up on October 11th and what we’re really excited about are these limited edition All Kinds of Powerful t-shirts from Athleta Girl. You can see Reese sporting her shirt here!
Athleta has joined forces with Girl Leadership, a non-profit that will benefit from a portion of the proceeds from sales of these shirts starting from September 20th through October 31, 2018. It’s a great chance for all of us to raise our voices for girl power and keep our girls inspired as they learn to raise their own voices.
When I asked Reese what it means to be powerful, she told me, “It’s not about being in charge. It’s about leading and setting a good example. It’s also about doing the right thing even if you think no one is watching and inspiring others to do that too.” For nine years old, this kid really has life pretty figured out (I’m impressed lol)!
Whether you have a young daughter of your own, a niece, or you’re a teacher who has the chance to bring a positive influence to many girls’ lives, you have the power to help cultivate the power within our girls. Wondering what you can do to help empower young girls? Help her find her voice and to let it shine! International Day of the Girl
Here are some other tips for empowering our girls and:
1. Teach her about power
Power isn’t about controlling others. It’s about influencing them in a positive way with our words or by setting a good example.
2. Praise her personal power
Every girl has her own power. Point out what makes her special, even if it’s just being the best big sister to her siblings or how she leads in the classroom.
3. Show her there are all types of ways to lead
Reese might run her own business, but that doesn’t mean your daughter is any less successful. Leaders come in all forms and the more different ones we have to inspire our world, the better.
4. Honesty is always the best policy
As a kid, this was always drilled into my head and something I have instilled in Reese. Sometimes being honest isn’t the most popular choice but it’s the right choice and in the end, brings us more power for positivity.
5. Power comes in many forms
Sometimes power comes from asking for help when we need it. Other times, power is listening when a friend needs us. We all have our own special powers, and it’s up to us to remind our girls every day that these powers are what makes them all kinds of powerful.
I hope you’ll celebrate Day of the Girl with your special girl, and with Reese and me too. You can get your own All Kinds of Powerful t-shirts by Athleta Girl right here and help Girl Leadership continue to serve our girls for a brighter future. International Day of the Girl