All children need to learn how to deal with adversity, but having self-worth and confidence are necessary skills that will help youth thrive into adulthood. This episode is a conversation about how to raise confident kids.
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Here are a few interesting facts to explore with your child. Today we will discuss the confidence and leadership of Nelson Mandela, his leadership style was respected around the world. He brought unity to his nation, dismantled apartheid, and served his community selflessly. However, he was not perfect, his first two marriages failed. He struggled to balance being a family man and community leadership. Although he was in prison for 27 years, he never stopped learning and he didn’t let the oppression of apartheid government get the best of him. He forgave the government and went on to become one of South Africa’s most respected presidents. He believed in listening to the people he served. Two traits that made him stand out in the political world is that he was honest, respected the power he had been bestowed, he was a patient listener and decisive. What are some other traits about Nelson Mandela that make him a great leader? Tweet us your answer using the hashtag #CleverlyChangingPodcast
When the vine entwines your roof, it is time to cut it down. ~African Proverb from Cameroon
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Grown Folks Section meet Kizzy Dogan an author and teen mentor
Kizzy Dogan loss her mom at the tender young age of 14 and although she had a supportive family she still experienced some challenges. Her book Thirteen: Lessons for Every Teen Girl’s Journey to Womanhood is a go-to guide to help young teen girls build their confidence.
Kizzy is a native Washingtonian and a mother of three sons. Although she prides herself on being a loud sports mom, she equally enjoys driving her sons mad with her unapologetic partiality to girls.
Kizzy is also the Founder of Love Circle Inc, Author of Thirteen: Lessons for Every Teen Girl’s Journey to Womanhood, Contributor to IamTeenStrong.com, Workshop Facilitator, and Keynote Speaker. Kizzy transforms and empowers teen girls to discover their purpose, passion, and superpowers as The Teen Girl Mentor.
- Connect with Kizzy Dogan about her book and confidence building work for teen girls https://www.kizzykdogan.com/
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