How do you raise confident girls? Seeing the statistics and studies about girls rapidly losing confidence as they hit their pre-teen and teen years, is so concerning for parents. I know growing up, participating on a sports team and finding success in athletics helped me maintain confidence during those challenging teenage years. Involving kids in sports or the arts or any kind of activity that gives them a focus is an amazing way to build confidence. I also think instilling messages of confidence and belief in your children goes a long way towards maintaining that sense of self kids, and especially girls, sometimes seem to lose in their teen years.
We want our girls to feel that reckless abandon when it comes to confidence – that they can do ANYTHING and CHANGE THE WORLD! I’ve given most of these books to my daughter, now 13, over the years. Just by keeping content like this in our home or or in her room is an awesome way for her to have her own tools to page through whenever so she can absorb positive messaging!
Top 7 Best Books to Raise Confidence in Girls
Here’s a handful of positive books for teen girls that are about amazing women, staying strong, and believing in yourself! Take a peek at our list and if you have others you love, please share them with me!
As kids get older, they start to wonder or worry about what others might think – about anything & everything. I find it’s great to instill the positive messages early and often so teen girls can fall back on that positivity when they face self doubt. The idea of “Messy Hair, Don’t Care” is a great philosophy – not just about hair but about being confident in who you are and what you believe!!!!!
More Great Reads for Girls
Notorious RBG Young Readers’ Edition: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Start Now!: You Can Make a Difference by Chelsea Clinton
Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win
Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World
Women Who Dared: 52 Stories of Fearless Daredevils, Adventurers, and Rebels