'I am a good girl'…empowering message to every child that 'good-ness' has nothing to do with so-called 'good' or 'bad' behavior and everything to do with 'am-ness', with 'beingness'. Every child deserves to hear over and over again of their inherent goodness; humorous, lovable, adorable vignettes of childish 'easy-to-relate-to actions' and qualities…little girl's resolute declarations of her goodness; self-talk that elevates self-esteem, inspires self-acceptance, and raises self-confidence.
"I used education for emancipation. I taught my girls, I taught my girl students, to unlearn the lesson of obedience. I taught my boy students to unlearn the lesson of so-called pseudo-honour." -Ziauddin Yousafzai
"The way we parent and communicate with our children can certainly have an impact on their self-esteem. There are parenting practices we can strive towards that can help our children maintain (and boost) a positive sense of self." From Ariadne Brill at Positive Parenting Connection. #parenting #positiveparenting #selfesteem