Are you different from the rest? Of course you are. There is something that characterizes you. Something has not been entirely the same from the rest of the crowd you run with. Kids might shy away from what makes them different. It is time to celebrate and embrace uniqueness. We have a Self-Confidence Game for Kids that should help them feel good about their special cualities.
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We are all different. That is what makes the world go round if you ask me. Different ways of thinking bring the best in all of us. Solutions, and ideas come out of the benefit of not being the same always. It is time to remind everyone to embrace uniqueness and appreciate it in ourselves and others. In particular, this might hinder our children’s self-esteem. Maybe your kid is the first one to get braces. Perhaps they have a lovely singing voice yet no one else around them has one. That might be the reason why they are shying away from sharing their amazing voice. Regardless of what it might be that makes them stand out, sometimes it is harder than we thinkg to trul appreciate it.
A Self-Confidence Game for Kids
I am not a psychologist or a therapist. But I found a very simple way for kids to feel validated and embrace their uniqueness.
What you need:
How to play:
- Give everyone pen and paper
- Ask everyone to write something that is unique about the person next to them and why they appreciate it
- Collect all the answers and hole punch each of the papers.
- Tie them with ribbon to a tree or bush that the participants see frequently
We really discovered things about ourselves and how others perceive us in a positive way. Everyone was happy to say something nice and special about someone. At the same time, it was great to hear what characteristics others valued about us. It was amazing to see the kids’ face light up when their uniqueness was shared.
Netflix’s Tall Girl Movie
In reality the inspiration for our “Embrace Uniqueness: A Self-Confidence Game for Kids” was the new Netflix movie Tall Girl. It was released Friday, September 13th.
It is a great family movie that has tons of teachable moments and positive messages. The one that stands out the most to us is “embrace our uniqueness”. Here is my parental guide for you:
ACTION – VIOLENCE
The violence in the movie is minor and implied. A fight is all that is shown.
LANGUAGE AND GESTURES
None that I can report.
The intense moments will pull at your heartstrings but nothing that you should worry about even with the most sensitive kids.
The movie is rated PG and it revolves around family and friendship.
About Tall Girl
Jodi (Ava Michelle) has always been the tallest girl in school — and she’s always been uncomfortable with it. After slouching her way through life for 16 years and being made fun of by classmates, Jodi meets Stig (Luke Eisner), a seemingly perfect Swedish foreign exchange student who’s even taller than she is. Jodi’s new crush turns her world upside down and throws her into a surprising love triangle, but with the help of her two best friends (Griffin Gluck, Anjelika Washington) as well as her beauty queen sister Harper (Sabrina Carpenter), Jodi comes to realize that she’s far more than her insecurities about her appearance have led her to believe. TALL GIRL, director Nzingha Stewart’s first feature film, is a heartfelt and hilarious coming-of-age story about finding the confidence to stop slouching and stand tall.
When the tallest girl in high school falls for a handsome foreign exchange student, she becomes embroiled in a surprising love triangle and realizes she’s far more than her insecurities about her height have led her to believe.
*TALL GIRL showcases that embracing the very qualities that make you different is what allows you to overcome anything.