What We Should Be Teaching Our Natural Hair Beauties About Self-Love and Beauty

What We Should Be Teaching Our Natural Hair Beauties About Self-Love and Beauty

Being authentic is beautiful. Being a kind person is beautiful. These are things you can’t copy or buy. Now, that is real beauty!

We should be teaching our young black girls that beauty isn’t defined by what they wear, how long their hair is or how much make-up they have on. Beauty is unique and that is precisely what your #nhb is. Natural Hair Beauties should know confidence isn’t about wanting to change their flaws but embracing them. We should be teaching them about acceptance and how to manage criticism.

Society puts a lot of pressure on our young girls to look a certain way by idolizing size and creating beauty standards and restrictions. From an early age, if girls aren’t judging each other, they are judging themselves and social media is to the mental competition. This can be very difficult for your young girl to handle on her own. To support your #nhb it is important that you as a parent know what to say and do to teach her about self-love and beauty.

Here are 3 things we should be mindful of when telling our #naturalhairbeauties about self-love and actual beauty:

  1. Don’t reference her body in a sense of appearance but rather about the wonderful things bodies can do. Don’t talk to her about what she should change. Teach her as well as yourself to learn to love your flaws.
  2. Don’t use words like skinny or big. Use words like beautiful and strong. Realizing being healthy is what it’s about, teach her to work out not because she hates herself and wants to change but because it’s wonderful to see what your body can do, and working out changes your attitude.
  3. If we want to teach our young girls to love and accept themselves, we must set the example of loving who we are and not wanting to change. Confidence is important. Liking the person looking back at you is the key!

How we talk to young girls is so important but how we talk to them reflects how we talk and view ourselves. So, if we want to raise a generation of natural hair beauties that turn into strong women, set that example. She will thank you for it!

Being authentic is beautiful. Being kind is beautiful. Being a kind person is beautiful and are things you can’t copy or buy. Now, that is real beauty!

We should be teaching our natural hair beauties that beauty isn’t defined by what they wear, how long their hair is or how much make-up they have on. Beauty is unique and that is precisely what your #nhb is. Natural Hair Beauties should know confidence isn’t about wanting to change their flaws but embracing them. We should be teaching them about acceptance and how to manage criticism.

Society puts a lot of pressure on our young girls to look a certain way by idolizing size and creating beauty standards and restrictions. From an early age, if girls aren’t judging each other, they are judging themselves and social media is to the mental competition. This can be very difficult for your young girl to handle on her own. To support your #nhb it is important that you as a parent know what to say and do to teach her about self-love and beauty.

Here are 3 things we should be mindful of when telling our #naturalhairbeauties about self-love and actual beauty:

  1. Don’t reference her body in a sense of appearance but rather about the wonderful things bodies can do. Don’t talk to her about what she should change. Teach her as well as yourself to learn to love your flaws.
  2. Don’t use words like skinny or big. Use words like beautiful and strong. Realizing being healthy is what it’s about, teach her to work out not because she hates herself and wants to change but because it’s wonderful to see what your body can do, and working out changes your attitude.
  3. If we want to teach our young girls to love and accept themselves, we must set the example of loving who we are and not wanting to change. Confidence is important. Liking the person looking back at you is the key!

How we talk to young girls is so important but how we talk to them reflects how we talk and view ourselves. So, if we want to raise a generation of natural hair beauties that turn into strong women, set that example. She will thank you for it!

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