We are celebrating girl power today with our sponsor Simon & Schuster.
Sometimes it can be hard to have self-confidence, but a great way to build it back up is to think about all those little things that you can love about yourself. When you start to recognize all the small things, you can realize that they add up to make a pretty awesome person. As a mom of girls, I want to encourage a sense of pride and strong self-confidence in them.
Each night as part of our bedtime routine, we ask our girls, “What’s a Beyeler girl?” and they answer “smart and pretty” – love that daily reminder for them!
I love when we can find good books that instill ideas of self-confidence. My middle-grade daughter is my avid reader – she devours books and always has one in her hand. She really enjoyed the first and second book in this Littlest Bigfoot trilogy series (found on Amazon HERE) and can’t wait for the next one. It has great girl-power focused content. This sweet trilogy explores themes of self-love, positive body image, and friendship between girls. I REALLY like being able to find positive book themes for my girls! Perfect for middle-grade readers aged 8 -12.
The Littlest Bigfoot and newly released Little Bigfoot, Big City are written by Jennifer Weiner. You’ve probably heard of her if you’re an adult reader! She has more than a dozen bestsellers, and fans of hers who are also parents will be so happy to know she is writing for kids now too!
The series is about friendship, furry creatures, and finding the place where you belong. The two stars of the books, Alice and Millie, are best friends from different worlds (Millie is a Bigfoot!) but there’s all sorts of little things that they love about each other, and that they learn to love about themselves.
Love Yourself: All the Little Things
We have a large chalkboard in our kitchen area where we love to display inspirational quotes and messages. It was a fun activity to use that chalkboard to encourage my daughter to be open and proud in her self-confidence. I asked her to create a list of all the things she loves about herself, and the rest of the family helped by making great suggestions of what we love about her.
We prepped the chalkboard by writing big in the center: “Be-YOU- tiful”, because we want her to know that the most beautiful thing she can be is herself.
She wrote down things like being smart and funny. She loves her freckles and being a quiet and kind person. It’s fantastic for me to see her be so aware and excited about the person that she is. Now I can print off the image of her and all the little things that add up to make her so awesome!
Because I think she’s pretty awesome 😉