Girls have it rough sometimes. As our daughters get older, we start thinking about all the tween and teen drama that awaits them. Which is why we put together these words of encouragement for my daughter.

Words are really powerful. Saying the right thing at the right time can matter a lot.

And there’s so much pressure on girls today! Magazines, television, and social media are all pumping out impossible standards that can make girls doubt themselves or feel like they’re not “enough”.

Plus, as our girls get older, they start to get the message that the rules are different for them. That some people will hold them to a list of expectations based on their gender.

Girls need to know that their talents, skills, and abilities have nothing to do with gender. And that they shouldn’t be afraid to dream big, live loud, or just be themselves.

How do you raise powerful girls who feel secure in themselves and their beliefs? It starts by using words of encouragement for my daughter when they’re young, and continuing to offer support and encouragement throughout adolescence.

Looking for some inspirational words for your daughter the next time she needs a little love and reassurance?

Read on for some positive things you can say to help them overcome obstacles and, more importantly, know that you love them no matter what.


Words Of Encouragement For My Daughter

  1. Never compare yourself to others, it’s a waste of energy. You are unique and have your own gifts to offer the world.
  2. Listen to what you say about yourself. Would you talk to a friend that way?
  3. Be kind to yourself, you are your own best friend.
  4. Learn to cook, clean and be organized for yourself, not for someone else.
  5. “I say if I’m beautiful. I say if I’m strong. You will not determine my story. I will.”  – Amy Schumer

words of encouragement for my daughter


  1. If they say you can’t, prove them wrong.
  2. When things get hard, know that I am always here for you.
  3. Don’t limit yourself because of other people’s limited imaginations.
  4. Never apologize for burning brightly or standing out.
  5. Always be a first rate version of YOURSELF, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” – Judy Garland

words of encouragement for my daughter


  1. Being beautiful isn’t about how you look, it’s about how you feel.
  2. Friends will come and go, but the good ones will stick by you. Value the good ones.
  3. You’re going to lose sometimes and that’s ok. You only fail if you don’t get back up and try again.
  4. You are worthy. You deserve love, happiness, and respect.
  5. The most alluring thing a woman can have is confidence” – Beyonce

words of encouragement for my daughter


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  1. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes, it’s how you learn and grow.
  2. Don’t worry so much about pleasing other people. Keep yourself happy and stick to what you believe in.
  3. You are always enough. Don’t believe anyone who tells you otherwise.
  4. Practice is the only way to get better at something.
  5. “I never dreamed about success.  I worked for it.” – Estee Lauder

words of encouragement for my daughter


  1. You don’t need to “do” anything for someone to like you, the right person will like you simply for being yourself.
  2. If you play small, you get small. Dream big and see big results.
  3. “No” is a complete sentence. You don’t need to apologize for saying no.
  4. Don’t be afraid to speak up! Ask questions. Share your opinion. Stand up for what you believe in.
  5. “You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” – Lucille Ball

words of encouragement for my daughter


Raise Powerful Girls

By using these and other words of encouragement for my daughter you’ll be helping to raise powerful girls.

Girls that learn to take action, make positive choices about their lives and do positive things for others. Powerful girls feel good about themselves and grow up with a “can-do’ attitude.

Obviously strong girls (like anyone) will have times of insecurity and self-doubt, but these feelings aren’t paralyzing because they’ve learned to work through problems.

Every parent wants their kids to grow up to be successful happy individuals.

That’s why sharing your knowledge and experience with your daughters (and sons) is so important. A word of wisdom or advice from you today, can be the thing that gets your child through tough times tomorrow.

Related: Build Confidence! 55 Positive Things To Say To Your Child


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