“I urge all parents, but especially fathers, to work at building your daughter’s self-concept throughout her childhood.”

“Tell her she is pretty every chance you get. Hug her. Compliment her admirable traits.  Build her confidence by giving her your time and attention.  Defend her when she is struggling.  And let her know that she has place in your heart that is reserved ONLY for her.  She will never forget it!.  Mom, it is your job to bring out the best in your little girl’s nature.  She needs your affirmation and encouragement …  Childhood lasts for only a brief moment, but it should be given priority while it is passing before your eyes.  Watch your kids carefully.  Think about what they are feeling, and consider the influences they are under.  Then do what is best for them”  – Dr. James Dobson (bringing up Girls)


About Helouise Steenkamp

I'm a 45 plus, Devoted Wife and Mother. Adonai has blessed us with two Amazingly Wonderful Sons. We have had the privilege of being Place of Safety parents for 1 1/2 years and there after foster parents to a Darling Princess for 5 years. She was reconciled with her biological parents in Dec'14. Our hearts are still aching from the loss, but we know that as we trust Adonai with our salvation, so we can trust Him with her future. We welcomed our new 4 year old foster child on 05JUN'15.
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