Little children can get affected very easily by the words that are said to them. Raising children in general is a hard thing, but raising a daughter and raising her right in today’s world can be little more challenging. It takes a lot more than emotional and financial security to raise a child. Words have a lot of power and can deeply affect girls when they are young. The advises given and things said to them in their formative years form their opinions about themselves and things around them. So, to raise your daughters right and strong; avoid saying these things to them.
1. “You Must Be A Genius”
You might think that you are empowering your daughter by saying that but you are not. When you say ‘you are a genius’ to your daughter, she forms that opinion about herself. She would start to internalize that notion about herself. So, when things get hard or she fails at something, she will start
2. “I Don’t Feel Pretty Today”
You don’t have to say bad things to your daughter for her to be affected negatively. When you treat yourself badly and criticize yourself in front of her, then that becomes an acceptable behavior for her too. So, you need to practice self-love to impart that to your child. She learns from you what is good behavioral practices. So, when you pave the way for her, she will be able to walk on that path more confidently.
3. “Girls Can Do Whatever They Want”
People often say this to encourage
4. “Exercise More To Lose Weight”
This is another very dangerous thing that we say to our children. This reinforces our prejudice against the idea of fatness. And also, this statement gives out the message that exercise is a tool used to lose weight and look good. That is not the purpose of exercise. We should exercise to be healthy and fit. So, you can
5. “Boys Will Be Boys”
This line can have a really detrimental effect on children of all genders. But you should be very mindful about saying this to your daughter. People generally say this statement to imply that it is okay for boys to act a certain way as they are biologically boys. But if a boy is being violent and you say this to your girl, then you make her believe that it is acceptable for men to be violent towards women or just her. But that is not alright at all. You should rather educate her to help her understand what is acceptable behavior.
6. “Give Him A Kiss”
This is a life lesson that you need to impart to your girl. When you tell her to give a
Raise your daughters strong by practicing these parenting tips as they are the future.