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Dear Mom & Dads: A Tip for Raising a Powerful, Confident Young Woman

Tip 1: Encourage your daughter to pursue a passion.

"Full engagement with an activity she loves will give her the opportunity to master challenges, which will boost her self-esteem and resilience and affirm intrinsic values rather than appearance,” says Rachel Simmons, author of Odd Girl Out. “Having a passion gets her going like shooting hoops, painting, cooking, or playing an instrument, for example, instead of being swept up in online drama."