When your daughter was a newborn, you took care of every single one of her needs. As she grew older, she likely began to insist that she do some things for herself! At first this probably felt frustrating, since it was so much faster to tie her shoes yourself, or carry her instead of allowing her to walk down the grocery store aisles. The truth is that even though we always want to be there for our kids, teaching them ways to take care of their own emotional and physical needs will serve them well into adulthood. Every mom knows that good hygiene, relaxation activities and healthy habits are part of staying emotionally and physically fit—something that all our girls deserve.
What is self care?
Everyday life throws tough stuff our way. Even to our children. Teach your girl healthy ways to do something nice for herself. You can ensure that she will learn to value her emotional and physical well-being—and that’s a valuable skill that will last a lifetime. Want some ideas for ways your daughter can engage in self care? Keep reading.
1. Take a bubble bath
Is there anything nicer than reclining into a warm bath and letting your cares melt away? Even though little girls might do a bit more splashing in the bath than us adults do, a nice hot bath before bed can help your daughter scrub away her school stress, and remind herself how nice it feels to get clean!
2. Give herself a spa-style mani-pedi
There’s nothing like the double-duty self care activity of getting a mani-pedi—you get to relax and look amazing afterward. And with the right tools, your daughter can do it for herself! With one of Townleygirl’s My Beauty Spa kits (we like the Finding Dory kit) your daughter will have everything she needs to look and feel amazing: four nail polish colors to choose from, a nail file, nail buffer, spa sandals, a set of toe spacers, and a super cute pair of spa sandals to keep bare feet safe while nails are drying.
3. Keep hands clean and avoid germs
After she gets her perfect manicure, remind your daughter to keep her hands clean by washing up any time she comes into contact with something yucky. For all the times there isn’t a sink available, arm your girl with a travel size hand sanitizer that looks cute and smells great!
4. Create a nice hairstyle
Your daughter has probably been brushing her own hair for a while now, so why not reward her for taking good care of herself by giving her the right tools for the job? The Disney Princess Glitter Shaker Brush will remind her that she is just as special as any princess, and the Trolls 4 Pack Hair Bows with Mirror set will inspire her to have fun and experiment with her style.
5. Keep lips moisturized and soft
Chapped lips are often a fixture of winter weather, but they don’t have to be! Gift your daughter with supplies to keep her pout soft and healthy. We like this Disney Princess 4 Pack Lip Balm with a light up mirror. With flavors and colors like pink raspberry and an adorable hand-held mirror, your girl will have fun keeping her lips moisturized and pretty.