There are so many things that I want my daughter to know. I want her to know about body positivity and self-love, and I want her to have healthy relationships. But most of all, I want her to be happy and confident in who she is. As a mother, it’s my job to help her grow into the best version of herself. And that starts with teaching her these important life lessons.
As a mother, there are certain things I want my daughter to know. Some are obvious, like always telling the truth and standing up for what she believes in. But others are more nuanced, like the importance of mistakes and failure. I want her to know that she is beautiful, no matter what society tells her. I want her to have strong relationships – with herself and with others. And most importantly, I want her to know that she is always enough. In this blog post, I’ll be sharing the things I want my daughter to know as she grows up.
I hope that by sharing these things with her, she’ll understand – about body positivity, relationships and self-love and be able to lead a happy and fulfilling life. Thank you for reading. ♥
You are strong and capable
You know that having faith in yourself is essential to living a fulfilled life. Feeling strong and capable can boost your confidence and give you the strength to reach for the stars. Even if you stumble along the way, having this feeling of security inside you will give you the courage to get up and try again. Everyone experiences difficulty from time-to-time, but believing in your own capabilities will always bring you back on track. Nothing can stop someone who knows they are strong and capable – no matter what adversity comes their way, they will have belief in their abilities to tackle any challenge put before them. It’s time to start believing in yourself and being strong and capable!
You are beautiful, no matter what anyone else says
Everyone is beautiful in their own way and that beauty shouldn’t be diminished because of what someone else thinks. Being judged isn’t easy and it can be hard to ignore other people’s opinions, but remember this – what matters the most is how you feel about yourself. Love your body, love your looks, and don’t ever doubt your worth. You are valuable and amazing just the way you are so keep that mindset at the forefront when faced with criticism. Don’t get down on yourself – instead, be confident in knowing that you will always be beautiful!
It’s okay to be different
Everyone is different in their own unique way, and that’s something to be celebrated. Rather than trying to fit into what society may view as normal, it’s healthier to embrace our own quirks and differences. Being different isn’t something that should be perceived as a bad thing – rather, it gives us each an opportunity to be authentically ourselves and stand out from the crowd. Taking pride in who we are and what makes us unique can give us a confidence boost and make us more comfortable in our own skin. When we recognize that it’s okay to be different, we start living our lives on our own terms and having the freedom to fully express ourselves without judgment or restriction. Instead of shying away from those moments when you feel like standing out – embrace them! Embrace your uniqueness proudly – after all, life is too short not to!
It is okay to make mistakes
Making mistakes is an important part of the human experience and a necessary tool for growth and development. We often downplay our own missteps, seeing them as something to be ashamed of or hidden away instead of seeing them as opportunities to learn and strive for greatness in the future. Making mistakes should not be looked upon with guilt or regret, but rather with a sense of renewed determination. By understanding our errors and their follies, we can use them to become better individuals. Even if our trajectory is slightly off course due to these moments of blundering, it’s never too late to adjust your course and get back on track. Life is not about avoiding risks or wallowing in mistakes; instead, it is about taking chances, failing sometimes when we come across turbulent times, and using those experiences as life lessons that shape us into stronger versions of ourselves.
Your opinion matters
Having an opinion and expressing it is essential in life. It helps others better understand who you are and allows you to contribute to the conversations and debates surrounding numerous topics. Even if your opinions differ from those of others, they can still add to the conversation by providing a unique perspective. Your opinion matters because everyone’s contribution is valuable and adds different flavors to the overall tapestry of ideas that shape our day-to-day lives. Knowing that your opinion has power should embolden one to speak up for what they believe in, whether that means publicly or privately voicing their beliefs. What matters most is being confident in yourself and expressing what you think in an effective manner.
You are not alone
It’s incredibly easy to feel like no one understands you or like your problems are too big to be solved. Everyone struggles with something – whether it’s heartbreak, financial problems, difficulty in school, stress, or anything else – and oftentimes it can be hard to come to terms with the fact that almost everyone has a similar story. But, instead of letting yourself spiral into feelings of isolation or unworthiness, remember that you are not alone. You have people around you who care about you and want to help. All it takes is reaching out for support and realizing that others are going through what you’re going through too. Ultimately, we all need each other and no matter how bad things may seem at times, simply knowing in your heart that so many other people understand what you’re going through can provide some comfort.
You are loved
Although it may seem hard to believe, it is true – you are loved. Every day someone or something positively impacts your life, whether they realize it or not. Whether it’s a friendly smile from a passing stranger, a helping hand from an old friend, or the reminder that there is beauty in the world just outside your window – these moments serve as evidence of the love that surrounds us every day. So take a moment to embrace and appreciate all that love, for living with an awareness of our connection to it is one of the greatest gifts of being alive.
Your feelings are valid
Sometimes, it can be difficult to remember that your feelings are valid – no matter what anyone else may say. You might feel embarrassed or scared to express them for fear of judgement or rejection. It’s important to remember that you are unique and your emotions are part of what makes you who you are. This doesn’t mean that all of your feelings will be understood by everyone, but it does mean they should be respected. It is absolutely ok to talk about how you’re feeling out loud and have the courage to stand behind them. Your authenticity should always be celebrated and given proper acknowledgement.
Don’t be afraid to stand up for yourself
It can be difficult to stand up for yourself when things look stacked against you, however feeling timid or resentful will only take away from the way in which you truly feel and can prevent a happy outcome. Take confidence in the fact that gathering your courage to speak up and fight for yourself will always be worthwhile. You have every right to express how you feel, even if it means standing alone against a group of people – it’s okay for their opinions not to matter as much as yours. Remember, we all fight different battles, and this one could be building an army of inner strength that you never knew existed.
Never give up on your dreams
Everyone has dreams that they want to achieve, but it can be hard to stay motivated through the long journey. It is so important to never give up on your dreams no matter how difficult the road may seem. Even when it feels like the end of the road, you can tap into your inner strength and trust that your dream is within reach. Having faith in yourself and staying persistent will help you through any obstacle and eventually lead to success. With enough determination, anything is possible; and if you don’t give up along the way, even the most ambitious goals can become reality.
Be kind to others, even when they don’t deserve it
It often takes great strength and character to be kind to someone who does not deserve it. Yet, displaying kindness towards others can have amazing results. Studies show that treating people with respect, instead of revenge or retaliation, actually opens up communication and sets in motion the beginning of mutual understanding, even in the most tense relationships. This may be small comfort when we are hurt by another’s words or actions. However, acting out of kindness always brings more positive results in the end than any other response. So no matter how hard it may seem at first, being kind to others will pay off in the long run – especially if we resolve to always maintain our composure when things get tough!
It’s okay to be single – focus on yourself and your own happiness first
Being single is a great time for someone to focus on themselves and figure out what makes them happy. It’s an opportunity to explore different passions, enjoy new experiences, and take care of your mental and physical health. Going through the journey of self-discovery with no one else involved sets up a good foundation for finding a compatible partner down the line. When you’re single, it’s important to not forget there’s joy in being independent – whether inside or outside of intimate relationships. Take advantage of this time to discover yourself without limit and prioritize what matters most – your well-being.
Don’t let anyone treat you poorly – you deserve respect in all relationships
Everyone should be treated with respect, no matter what their background, beliefs, or lifestyle. It is essential for all relationships to have a foundation of mutual respect in order for them to be healthy and beneficial. We should expect to be treated well by those around us and not tolerate anything that makes us uncomfortable. There is no reason why any of us should ever put up with being treated like an object or inferior; instead, we all deserve a degree of consideration and thoughtfulness from our peers and loved ones. If someone treats you in a way that belittles or disregards your self-worth, do not hesitate to make it clear that such treatment is unacceptable. Remember: you are valuable and worthy of respect.
Your worth is not based on your appearance or how many people like you
Human worth cannot be quantified and it certainly isn’t dependent on how someone looks or how popular they are with others. Too often, society can place an undue amount of emphasis on external factors such as physical appearance and charm, when those attributes only form part of the total package that is an individual. The true measure of a person’s worth comes from within – the drive to do great things, the inspiring messages we share, or simply our capacity for kindness and empathy with all around us. Regardless of popularity or superficial traits, every single one of us deserves respect and compassion in equal measure – no single person automatically holds more value than another.
Be confident in who you are and don’t compare yourself to others
We all make mistakes and struggle to find our way in life. There will always be someone more successful, popular, and talented than you, but that doesn’t mean you should measure your self worth by comparing yourself to them. Everyone is unique; recognize the special qualities about yourself and be hopeful for a brighter future. Don’t be deterred or discouraged by what others achieve, it’s not important to compare yourself to any one else. By accepting who you are and remaining confident with your decisions, you will take steps toward living a fulfilling life that celebrates all that makes you special without relying on comparisons to others!
As I watch my daughter grow, I’m filled with so much hope for her future. I want her to know that she is strong and capable of anything she puts her mind to. I want her to know that she is beautiful- both inside and out. And I want her to have healthy, loving relationships built on mutual respect. These are just a few of the things I want my daughter to know as she navigates through life.