As the world recovers from COVID, the internet revolves around influencers, and the world’s weather goes crazy, I think many parents are worried about their children’s futures. How will they navigate all the hardships of life, how can a parent help them build their confidence and be okay with themselves? This post contains Free Printable Empowering Wall Art for your child’s room. Or your room…whoever’s room!
My husband and I chose the names Athena and Artemis for our little girls to remind them how strong they are and will be. If you don’t know the mythology behind Athena and Artemis, they are pretty tough women.
Skipping over the more gruesome aspects of mythology, Athena is the Greek goddess of wisdom and war. In Roman mythology, she is known as Diana. In American comic book mythology, she’s Wonder Woman. Pretty badass if you ask me.
Artemis is the goddess of hunting, the moon, wild animals, and nature. That’s a lot of power. Greek soldiers used to pray to her to ensure they had wind in their sails before traveling the seas. Modern world NASA chose to name for their space flight program with the mission of having women touch down on the moon.
Letting Your Child Know They’re Special
Have you ever seen the video of the father getting his daughter ready for school by standing her in the mirror and telling her to repeat empowering words to herself? If you haven’t seen the video, I’ve included it below.
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I love this video! I love that this father is showing this little girl how special she is.
Having your child see that you think these things about them and having them repeat it to themselves can help build their confidence. According to Business Insider, one of the greatest ways you can help your child become confident is to support them as they reach new challenges but allow them to overcome those challenges as they are able. Basically don’t hover too much, let them do it!
Reading Helps Boost Confidence!
Tomorrow I’ll Be Brave, by Jessica Hische is a book that models this and is a great source of inspiration. If you haven’t read it yet, I definitely recommend it!
If you have Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library subscription, you should be getting a copy! If you don’t know that Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is, please take a look. It’s a way to get FREE BOOKS FOR YOUR KIDS! (Not available in all areas.) Reading is a great way to help your child build self-confidence (Louisiana State University).
One of the reasons for this is your child learns how characters handle sticky situations, the consequences, and healthy resolutions. Books help them understand how to better speak up for themselves and what language to use.
My daughter, Athena is a prime example of this. She has struggled with a minor speech delay. However, in the past 6 months we’ve really upped our reading time (and TV time is the Kid’s Picture Show). The more I read to her the more she verbalizes on her own. The more I understand what she says to me the more confident she becomes to speak to people she would normally remain silent in front of. The transformation is truly incredible!
Empowering Wall Art
I created wall art incorporating what I hope my girls will come to discover and cherish about themselves. I want to emphasize how important their personalities are, how they are strong, brave, and bold. And of course, beautiful.
I have these displayed just above their reading nook. They can read all the adventures of heroes and heroines and imagine themselves doing those brave and bold things.
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The subscription comes with the words seen in the video just above. I am, Brave, Beautiful, Strong, Smart, and few more: Bold and Me. The printables come in 3 sizes. 8.5 x 11″, 7×5″, and 4×6″.
Thanks for visiting. I hope you enjoy the printables! Please let me know how they worked for you!
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