The thoughts of their little girl growing up and entering the big, bad world can make a lot of mums’ stomachs fill with butterflies. However, if you teach your daughter a few things, she can enter the world with her head held high and you can rest assured that she will be ok.
Teach her to love what she has
Teach your daughter to love what she has and to love who she is. Whether she is tall, small, fat or thin make sure she knows that she is beautiful both inside and out. And make sure she believes it.
Teach her to respect those around her
Make sure you teach your daughter to respect those around her no matter their background or job. It is important she acknowledges that everybody is different which is what makes the world a beautiful and interesting place.
Teach her to be confident
Teach your daughter to be strong and confident in her ideas and to not be afraid of failure. Encourage her to try things, even if they frighten her or especially if they frighten her.
Teach her that smart girls are cool
Make sure your little girl knows that being smart does not make people like her any less. In fact they will respect her more. Books should never be substituted for boyfriends.
Not to follow peer pressure
Teach your daughter not to fall for peer pressure or to do something just because someone told her to. If she doesn’t want to do something she should be confident enough to say so.
Teach her that she is equal to boys
Don’t stereotype your little one into gender categories. If she wants to play football, let her. If she wants to play with cars don’t stop her. Likewise if she wants to play with dolls don’t force her to do something else.
Teach her to value herself
Teach your child to value her own opinions enough to be able to stand up to them should the need apply. Help her fight her corner for something she truly believes in.