- Teach your daughter how to articulate her thoughts an beliefs in order to build confidence in herself and communicate her views clearly to people. The more you do this, the less fearful she will be doing this during lesson, recitals, speeches, during challenging friendships, relationships and eventually, the work place.
2. Give them more responsibility and create opportunities for them to practice decision-making. If you insist on making every decision for your youngster, they will find it difficult to handle this amount of responsibility when you are no longer there to be able to hold their hand. Encourage them to speak out about things they do and do not agree with, let them come to conclusions over time by relying more and more on their own personal judgement, and watch your little angel naturally develop into an independent lady.
3. Encourage her to be comfortable in her own skin. If she is afraid to be honest with her self, how will she grow the confidence to introduce and represent herself to others? Create an environment both inside and outside the home where she can proudly celebrate who she is and where she plans on going in the future. The more confident someone is in themselves, the harder it is to manipulate or distract them from their end goals.