This is sponsored by Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Like all parents, I want the absolute best for my children. I want them to be empowered, to feel confident and be able to strive and enjoy all the opportunities life has to offer.
There are times, however, that I want to just wrap my two girls up in cotton wool, lock all the doors and protect them from anything that might cause them harm, sadness, discomfort, anxiety… and the list goes on.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s wonderful to see them grow up and experience new things, but there is a part of me that doesn’t want them to learn any of the hard lessons. I want them to be Super Heroes with powers to cope with the tough times, even when I’m not around.
How to empower your child
So the question remains, how do we empower our children to manage those difficult times when we aren’t around? Here are some ideas that I believe could help build a child’s sense of empowerment and build them up to feel like Super Heroes –
It’s important, even at a young age, that children are given an opportunity to make choices. It helps them to build confidence and feel empowered. It also helps them to develop good judgement and cope with a variety of situations as they grow older. Of course, it’s a good idea to offer very young children small choices between two options.
Don’t fix your child’s everything all the time
Children need to be given an opportunity to problem solve and fix any issues themselves, rather than always be rescued from them. As parents we need to step back because then children learn that it’s okay for things to not go the way they’d hoped and that their feelings are normal.
Model a positive attitude
Help your child learn to see things as a glass half full, rather than half empty. If they are feeling sad, angry, disappointed then offer them some helpful and supportive words that will encourage them to think how things could be improved or changed next time.
Encourage their interests
Empower your child by demonstrating that their interests are important and valued by you. Take the time to find out what your child really enjoys and encourage them in that field.
Into the future
Enjoy little conversations with your child about the future. Empower them to dream and dream big. If a child can envision themselves being successful and doing something important and fulfilling when they grow up they will certainly feel more empowered and confident. If they dream to be a superhero, for example, don’t discourage them, encourage their dreams instead.
Of course children learn so much through their own experiences and as tempting as it can be to want to jump in and ‘save them’, with the right kind of ongoing encouragement and support, children will build their sense of empowerment over time.
With thanks to Warner Bros. Consumer Products, you can win one of 10 prize packs! Each pack is valued at $50 and includes one of each of these adorable soft and cuddly baby rompers.
1 x DC Comics Baby Romper in Batman style (RRP $25)
1 x DC Comics Baby Romper in Superman style (RRP $25
To enter, simply leave me a comment below telling me –
What super power would you love to have and why?Competition now closed.
Maybe you’d like the power to click your fingers and have your house sparkling clean or dinner ready and served on the table. What would your superhero power be?
Terms and Conditions
- This giveaway is unfortunately only open for Australian Residents Only
- The prize packs are only available in size 00
- Competition concludes on Monday 29th Feb, 2016 at 9pm (EST)
- The winner will be chosen based on originality and creativity of their comment
- Entrants will need to provide a valid email address
- Winners will be contacted via email. If you have not left a valid email address for us to contact you with, someone else will be drawn instead. Winners will need to contact me and provide their postal address within 48 hours or the prize/samples will be reallocated.