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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Communication is key

Watch Peter Rowsthorn's take on the importance of communication with your kids.

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Keep a record

Make a note of things about your visit with the children that went well, and things that didn’t. Try to repeat the good things, and make changes to reduce the chances of the not so good things happening again.