By: Krystle Crossman
Molly Barker founded Girls on the Run. This is an inspirational group that helps to inspire girls all over the world and help to give them confidence in everything that they do. Barker states that she isn’t an expert on parenting but definitely knows a thing or two about how to build a girl’s confidence. This can be a very important step in a girl’s life, especially when she is transitioning into a teenager. Here are some ways that Barker says can help to build a young girl’s confidence:
1. Stop and listen to the voices that empower you the most. There are a lot of negative people in the world who want nothing more than to tear you down or make you feel like life is a competition. When the stress of these voices gets to be too much, just take a step back and stop. Take all of those voices that are tearing you down and comparing you to others and block them out. Only listen to those who will inspire you and support you.
2. Taking risks is a part of building confidence. If you never take risks you will be standing still in one place forever. Taking risks is a great way to see what you are capable of and how strong you are. If you don’t do something the right way the first time, that is okay. Try and try again and confidence will be built along with your skill level.
3. This is an on-going process. There is no short term or quick solution to building confidence. It takes time. It is also something that has no end. There are no limits to the amount of confidence that you can help a girl build as long as you stick with it.