Lori Orlinsky’s daughter came home from preschool in tears and didn’t want to go back. The amazing way Lori helped boost her daughter’s self esteem is such an inspiration.
Lori is here today to tell us how she turned her daughter’s tears into a fantastic lesson for all parents to share with their children.
My daughter may be little, but she isn’t short on confidence!
By Lori Orlinsky
When our children are young, it’s only natural to offer them constant praise — for their abilities, intelligence and looks — so they can go out into the real world with a healthy dose of self-confidence.
I’ve always told my daughter Hayley she was smart, beautiful and deserving, but never did we have a discussion specifically about her height. Not because I was avoiding it, but because it was never even a thought of mine that Hayley’s height might ever become an issue for her. Being 5”1 myself, I was never bothered by being the short kid. In fact, I relished in the little privileges I got because of my height, like being the line leader so the teacher could always see me.…