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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Listen to your children

Focusing on one child at a time teaches your other children to listen and care about what is happening to their siblings.

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Being a good father starts with a good mother

The parenting styles of both your mother and father have influenced how you bring up your children. Consciously identify the good aspects of your parenting experiences to incorporate into your own fathering.