Moms, It’s Up To Us To Raise Daughters Who Don’t Tear Each Other Down

There is a huge movement going on in the world today when it comes to women and equality, and it is a beautiful time to be a female. It’s also a glorious time to be raising daughters, knowing that with this momentum, as they grow, there is nothing that can stop them from fulfilling their dreams.

I truly believe my daughters can and will create a powerful impact in society as adults; wondering what they will do to change the world when they are older is something that excites me to no end.

My only fear the next generation of women is the ability to embrace female empowerment.

Still, while the young girls of today will have a tremendous amount of leadership opportunities at their fingertips and a plethora of career choices where their gender won’t hold them back, my only fear the next generation of women is the ability to embrace female empowerment.

In the wonderful land of tween drama, my eldest recently came home from school relaying a giggle-worthy story about her two friends dating the same boy. I will say, it was funny — at first — until the entire story unfolded. When these girls realized that Johnny had fooled them and was seeing both behind the other’s back, instead of being mad at him, they began to lash out at each other, spewing highly inappropriate and derogatory words back and forth until the recess bell rang and class resumed.

Questionable words they used to describe each other aside, my first thought (and statement to my girl) was: Why are your friends upset with each other, when they should be upset with Johnny?

Yet another fine example of the female hate-on cycle that I feel has plagued the women of my generation and I fear will move onto the next.

Still, there’s no time like the present and old habits can be wiped away with new ones. Want to raise a strong, confident, successful girl? Time to teach them to embrace female empowerment! Below are five tips on how to do so:

Be a role model

We often forget that are children are watching (and mimicking) our every move. In fact, as per a survey conducted by Keds and Girls Leadership, who pooled well over 1,000 girls from 13 to 18 years of age, 63 per cent of young ladies surveyed stated that their mom was their main role model, …read more

Source:: The Huffington Post – Canada Travel

      

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