These Dads Empowering Daughters With Their Words Are Stunningly Inspiring

In a world where we talk a LOT about how important it is to build confidence in our girls, this video of dads actually DOING something about it is beyond inspiring. I’ve heard or read once or twice about parents speaking truth to their kids while they both face a mirror, and having the child repeat it. Just recently, when my youngest was lacking confidence at school, I started doing this with him. And it has worked SO well. Not only does he enjoy this activity, but his anxiety about school has greatly decreased and I am getting positive reports from his teacher, too.

But back to dads and daughters! Psychology has told us time and again how important it is for a girl to have a loving father in her life. I know my life would be only a shadow of what it is without the great dad I was blessed with. What these dads are doing for their girls by speaking truth and love to them, by taking the time to affirm their unconditional love for and belief in their daughters will have amazing benefits that will surely last a lifetime.

I know as moms we often pray for our kids (as we should) but I like to think of this exercise as almost praying out loud -pouring what we know about them to be true as well as our hopes dream for them out with words that they can hear and see—and repeat back to themselves. My son loves it when we do this together (and he likes to say nice things back to me, too!) and the girls in the video look like they are loving these affirmations from dad as well. I think if we all tried this, we’d have a whole slew of confident kids. What do you think?


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Jenny Rapson
Jenny Rapson is a follower of Christ, a wife and mom of three from Ohio and a freelance writer and editor. You can find her at her blog, Mommin' It Up, or follow her on Twitter.