Teaching Our Daughters Perseverance + Melody Ellison American Girl Doll Giveaway
I have three daughters and as I watch my daughters grow up, I realize I want more for them in life. There is so much I want them to learn. I know that I want my girls to never give up, especially it comes to their talents, their passions, their voice and I never want them to settle.
It’s easy to give up when you have no one there supporting you. I want to always be there for my daughters. I want to show them that I am their #1 cheerleader. I never want them to have fear of doing things on their own. Perseverance comes from strength and sometimes they’ll need to pull that from ME!
When I was a kid, I wanted to give up on so many things. However, it was my mom that told me to keep going and give it my best. Giving up was an option, but I persevered and didn’t give up. I want my daughters to understand that giving up is one thing, but when they keep going, the benefits are much greater.
There are lots of things that I have failed at during my life but I never gave up trying. Things may not have gone my way, but I persevered. As parents, we need to be the example of perseverance. My daughters look up to me and I want to demonstrate that even though sometimes life gets hard, they can’t give up. I love the saying that “when things get tough, the tough get going.”
BeForever American Girl Doll, Melody Ellison
If you haven’t heard of the newest American Girl, her name is Melody Ellison. Melody Ellison’s story starts back in the 1960s during the Civil Rights Movement. She has an inspirational story of growing up in Detroit. Something amazing about Melody is that she possesses many talents that will encourage your girls. Melody doesn’t give up and she understands she must persevere, even when things got tough. She works hard, perseveres, and becomes an inspiration to others.
Your child has so much to gain from a doll like Melody. BeForever Dolls are designed to teach girls to be bold and grow confidence in life. American Girl dolls are incredible for our girls! You will love Melody’s story. Melody is unique in so many ways because she is a special BeForever doll. Melody encourages girls everywhere to sing out for positive change.
Melody Ellison is available at americangirl.com and at retail locations.
How can you teach your children to persevere?
amy delong says
leading by example of how to handle things
tonya parks says
such a great doll love that it can be used as a teaching tool.
Kristi Crisler says
With 5 kids ranging from 2-16 there are a lot of personalities and each child has their own strengths and weaknesses. We try to raise them to embrace their strengths and strive to persevere through their weaknesses. Working together through a problem with a sibling is a good way to learn from each other and persevere to find a solution. Also, we try to lead by example by not giving up through the ups and downs in life.
I teach my girls to never give up and to believe that they are capable of doung whatever they need to.
I’m teaching my daughter to never give up by doing it myself! I have a BA and a MA but I’m BACK in school again! She was born after I finished my degrees, so now she sees me learning more, especially as a single working parent and I hope it inspires her to keep going for any and all degrees she wants. I’m hoping she goes farther than me,for a Doctorate!
Jayme Bruce says
I try to lead by example but my kids are still very young, 2 and 5. So I let them free play and explore a lot, they have the opportunity to figure things out on their own and when they get in a situation where they need help I let them work it out on their own (as safely as possible)
Kristina Potter says
First thing that comes to mind and happens in my house with my children often.. Is they always say they cant do something, because they are a girl and, or a boy, and there too little, then too big. I tell them to NEVER, SAY NEVER. To try there best and if you fail get back up and try it again and again. I tell them that practice MAKES PROGRESS, not perfect. NOBODY IS PERFECT!! I tell them to accept, and respect what god has given them and to never give up on your hopes and dreams.
Erica Golding says
i teach my child perseverance by slowing it down, showing him how, and encouraging him.
Elaine Herrera says
By finding their own inner strength. My 6yr old is a 1 yr cancer survivor, and so that lesson had to be taught a lot! But it paid off in the end, and now we are living life to the fullest!
Christian Alejandro says
It’s important to demonstrate as adults how we want our little ones should act, including setting goals and doing what we can to achieve them.