What girls need from their dads

Father and daughter smiling to camera

Girls need to hear how worthwhile and beautiful they are – not ‘pretty’, but ‘beautiful’.

  • Beauty can be outer (looks, smile, laughter, eyes, clothing etc) and inner (kindness, friendliness, fairness, curiosity, honesty etc).

  • Get your girls into the habit of critically analysing advertising that promotes insecurity or over-sexualisation in girls and women.

  • Find the specialness that your daughter possesses and highlight it, often.

  • Think about her character, her self-worth, her core – and talk about it as her beauty.

Tips:

Build confident kids through challenge

Encourage children to challenge themselves as they grow and learn, and celebrate milestones and successes.

Tips:

Be a more proactive father

Take some time to think about your family's needs in the future.