As a mother of a girl, it's my constant endeavor to raise my daughter with equality and let her blossom into a confident and independent individual. I feel fortunate that we are in the 21st century where I can give these affirmations to my daughter.
Here are 5 things which I believe every mom should tell her daughter:
1- You are not less than any guy
I believe mothers play a major role in shaping a child's personality. What the child thinks of himself/herself mostly depends on how he/she has been brought up. If a girl is being raised equally without any gender bias then they are high chances that she will grow up to be a self reliant, positive and fearless individual who is at par with any person in the world.
2- Believe in yourself
What others think of you is secondary. What matters is what do you think of yourself. Having belief in oneself is the sign of a powerful human being. If you don't believe in what you do, you cannot expect others to have faith in you. Even if the tides are not in your favor but your belief is strong you need to just hang in there as the power of belief is manifold.
3- You are not just meant to get married and have kids
Gone are the days when women were just meant to get married, have kids and take care of the family. Yes, God has given only women the privilege to bore children( which from my personal experience is the most surreal thing to happen to any women) but this shouldn't come in between her identity as she is a woman before she is a mother. Now, women can do all of these along with fulfilling their wishes. I believe women are natural multitaskers. It is because of this quality that we find a lot of women excelling in the workforce as they can manage work, kids, family, routine chores with ease.
4- Do what you want to do and not what others think is right for you to do
Just because you are a girl, doesn't mean you have to do this or you cannot do that as its not meant for girls. If you have the conviction in what you are doing then automatically all stereotypes are gone.
It is very important to stick to your goals and ambitions. There will be a lot of hiccups in the form of comments, opinions, suggestions from everywhere but at the end of the day you need to do what you think is right for you.
5- Live life on your terms
It's very easy for us to forget ourselves and dedicate our lives to others but living life on your own terms indicates strong mind, clear path, focused approach and a never ending determination towards your goals.
Do you agree to this?? What could be added here??? Would love to know your views on the same.
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