2. Be mindful of how YOU assert yourself with others
A major step towards raising confident girls is being confident in their presence. This means, speaking up when necessary on behalf of ourselves, our families, and others. If our daughters watch us be quiet when we should say something, they'll learn to do the same thing.

While this all sounds obvious, it's important to step back and be mindful of whether we're really putting this into practice.

I personally realized I ignored a lot of pushy behaviors by children in public on account of them not being my kids. But, anytime a person, big or small, oversteps personal space, it's important to show kids it's okay to say something, even if it's simply a direct (but kind) reminder, such as "Please be careful, I'm sitting here."