Photos by Playful Soul Photography There are oh so many lessons that any mother should teach her children. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the responsibility of parenting a daughter and all the things that I hope Lydia learns.5 Things Every Mother Should Teach Her Daughter:
– Standing up for yourself doesn’t make you a b-word, it makes you happy. Know how to stand up for yourself calmly and rationally, it’s something few women know how to do.
– For everything you don’t like about yourself, know three things that you do…..and remind yourself often.
-Learn to be happy alone. Really alone. Learn to relish evenings alone with a book or a movie. Live alone at one point in your life. Friends are important. Love is important. You’ll make better choices about the people you let into the intimate parts of your life if you are able to be happy alone.
-Keep one outfit in your closet that makes you feel beautiful clean and ready to be worn. You’ll need it, and be happy that you have it.
-Your dreams are not silly. Your passion are important. Write them down. And figure out how to make them a part of your everyday life.
What lessons do you think that all mothers should teach their daughters?