How To Raise A Strong Daughter

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Life throws us curveballs, unexpected scenarios, and God forbid it throws us on a whirlwind. Through these trials and tribulations, you feel alone, unwanted, and unworthy. You feel lost, until you look down and you have your little one looking up to YOU. Do not lose sight on to who is looking up to you.

I promise life is not peaches and cream, but as a mother, we try to portray that to our children so that they do not get hurt. Instead of sugar-coating life problems, we have to explain them in a way they can understand. Right?

To a toddler, it is very hard to explain something that happened, especially when they do not understand. What goes through their heads? That they are not worth anything, that they were left, that they are not loved? We have to learn to teach our children that they are worth something, that they are not alone, that they are LOVED.

My daughter who is now three, understands alot. She sees and adapts to alot. But when she fully doesn’t understand something, I can just see it in her face, in her eyes. Being said,how do I know she is not affected by it? How do I know that she will be okay?

I am writing today to express how I am trying to raise a strong, humble daughter who knows her worth. I hope that you can take my idea and apply it to your life with your daughter.

Each night I sit my daughter down and tell her:

You are strong.

You are brave.

You are smart.

You are beautiful.

You are loved.

She repeats after myself, and she sinks it in. The smile on her face once repeated is exactly what is needed.

But here is the thing. Only telling your daughter that she is beautiful is setting up for something in the future. Here is why. Any man, or boy, can tell your daughter she is beautiful. Just that simple, little word can lure her in and may affect her in the long run.  Telling your daughter that she is brave, strong, smart, and loved will show her that her worth is more important that her beauty, and that a true man will love her for who she is.

I am no perfect mother, but you know what… I know I am doing right when my baby girl knows she is brave, strong, and smart. When she knows she is loved. You can tear me down all you want, but I will not allow anyone to tear my daughter down. She will not allow that, because she knows her worth.

This world is filled with easy-to-get things. We tend to see people just admire beauty, but people do not see the true person that lies within. This day-and-age, society is focused on image and how people perceive them as. Let us change the world. Let us tell the world our worth, including our children’s worth.

We are strong.

We are brave.

We are smart.

We are beautiful.

We are loved.

As Psalm 139: 13-14 states, “You are the one who put me together inside my mother’s body, and I praise you because of the wonderful way you created me. Everything you do is marvelous! Of this, I have no doubt.”

Let us grow and teach our children to know their worth. I challenge you to repeat to your little girl:

You are strong.

You are brave.

You are smart.

You are beautiful.

You are loved.

 

We are strong, momma.

Your daughter is strong.

Heather

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