As a dedicated parent, you show up for your daughter. Soccer games, science fairs, dance recitals—you put in the time and claim your seat in the front row. But does your daughter feel you show up for her when there isn’t something scheduled on the calendar?
Showing up for our girls is an important tool in combatting today’s high rates of clinical depression and anxiety. When a girl feels she has a strong support system, she is less likely to continue experiencing feelings of worthlessness.
Evaluate the time you spend just with your daughter. One-on-one time between a parent and a child creates an environment where she will feel more comfortable opening up. Forming a personal relationship with your girl can make her feel loved and supported even when it isn’t game day.
Listen to the Raising Godly Girls Minute with Patti Garibay: