Approval instils confidence in young girls

“Daughters need confidence, I think. No, it is more approval, that is what gives them confidence. My dad would do anything for me but he wasn’t able to encourage me enough, to tell me that I could achieve anything I wanted. I guess a lot of men from that generation were not really good at giving praise. Praise gives you confidence to go on and achieve even more than you already have.” – Susie Annus, wife of Kim Beazley, former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia

  • Encourage your child to dream big and then work hard to achieve those dreams
  • Don’t set limits for what you believe your child can achieve. Dream big with them
  • Support your child in all they do. Let them know that you believe in them!

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Connect with schools electronically

Access your child’s school through their website so you can keep up to date with what is happening. Many schools now offer parent portals where parents can see their child’s results and upcoming assessments, and also contact teachers.

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Plan a meal

Organise to cook a meal with your children when you are together.