It’s probably going to “age” me but I often think about the TV series Punky Brewster. This was a popular TV show when my kids were little.
I don’t recall any one episode…wait…the one where Henry tries to get a loan for a photo studio but has no credit because he always paid in cash, was good.
Back to the point, Punky always believed in herself and her motto was,”Punky POWER!” . That made one big impression on me. I loved that message, especially for girls who are so often too critical of themselves.
To this day, I tell all my day care kids that they have (insert name) POWER! That it is the single most important and strongest power in the world.
I listened to my inner voice and made good choices as a kid. (Thanks Mom)
Remember to praise kids (even at the market or on the street) for making good choices. They need to know that they hold all the power!