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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Involving kids in your work

Bringing your kids to work and getting them involved can be a fun and fulfilling activity for both you and your kids. Listen to this podcast to find out how exciting it can be!

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Kids in high school

Talk with your high-schooler about school - not just what they are learning but also their friends, teachers, sport, etc.