How to raise girls? Isn’t that a million dollar question. I’ve always heard that raising girls is much harder than boys. Since I only have girls, I honestly can’t say one way or the other. But, what I do know is raising three girls is not easy. I have done plenty of research though, and I have discovered a few things about raising girls that I would like to share with you:
How to Raise Girls
I find it’s best to encourage my girls to pursue their passion. No matter how silly we might think it is, the important thing is they are actually excited about something. Full engagement with an activity she loves or enjoys gives her the opportunity to master challenges, which will actually boost her self-esteem. It’s better for girls to be practicing and mastering something they love such as basketball or dance rather than getting caught up in appearance or drama.
When raising girls, I have found it best to let them make their own decisions. of course within reasonable limits. Letting her pick out her own clothes, for example, is a great way to let her confidence shine. It gives her a voice and lets her know you value her opinion, even if you don’t always agree or like it.
Be sure to instill the values that are the most important to your family, into your girls. Be sure to be the model of the values you want your daughter to learn. This is very important. They learn what they see.
One of the most important things to remember when raising girls is to love her for who she is. As parents, we often obsess over things that don’t really matter. Love the daughter you have and not the daughter you want.
Everyone has their own opinions on how to raise girls. Follow your heart and use your mind. The rest will follow as it should.
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