Tonight I went out with the girls and I told them I was going to write this post so they helped me come up with some good ones! Thanks, girls!
So here we go: PIWTPITT 25 Rules for Parents of Daughters (because as I was making this list it seemed to me that I can screw up my daughter easier than my son so I needed more rules):
1. Teach your daughter to be strong and give no fucks.
2. Teach your daughter to talk about her feelings - not eat them or purge them. Or if she doesn't want to talk, teach her to express her feelings through writing, art, music, sports, etc. Anything but food or drugs.
3. Teach your daughter to work with what she's got and love what she's got. Tall, short, fat, thin, your daughter is beautiful - inside and out. Make sure you tell her all the time and make sure she believes it.
4. Teach your daughter to like and respect herself and demand respect from those around her. She might end up lonely at times, but at least she won't be a doormat.
5. Teach your daughter that "duck face" photos are never appropriate and never attractive.
7. Teach your daughter to go easy on the plastic surgery.
8. Teach your daughter to be strong and confident in her abilities and not be afraid of failure. Teach her that sometimes she will fail, but she can't let that fear stop her from trying something.
9. Teach your daughter that has the right to get loud. Make sure she knows girls can get angry, they can have opinions and they can throw "lady like" behavior out the window if necessary.
10. Teach your daughter to never text/email/snail mail naked photos of herself to anyone. Ever. Ever. Ever.
11. Teach your daughter what a douche canoe is so she can avoid them.
13. Teach your daughter that having her underwear and half her ass hanging out the back of her jeans is not attracting anyone substantial nor does it make her look smart - even in the library.
|Her shirt says "Hooters' Girl in Training." Nice job, parents. You suck.|
16. Teach your daughter to walk away from the teen magazines. There is so much pressure put on young girls these days to look pretty or hot it's nauseating.
859 Ways to Get Pretty for Summer and Look Hot in a Bikini?? Really? How about 859 Tips to Ace the SATs! or 100 Books We Love! or 252 Ways to Succeed in Life Without Using Your Boobs! ??
17. Don't let your 9 year old dancer look like a 25 year old Pussycat Doll.
19. Don't let your daughter marry young. Encourage her to get out and see the world, live on her own and figure out who she is and what she wants in a partner before she settles down.
20. Teach your daughter that there's nothing wrong with staying home on a Friday night and reading a good book, but try to get her to read more than just Chick Lit. Give her The Gift of Fear. This book really empowers women to spot danger signals. Unfortunately in the world we live in, this is an important gift to have.
21. Teach your daughter to beat the boys at their own games.
22. Teach your daughter to be able to laugh at herself and have a sense of humor. There are so many women I meet that say they have a sense of humor, but they really don't.
23. Teach your daughter that the "Queen Bees" and "Wanna Bees" and "mean girls" are a waste of time and she should just invest in one or two great friends.
24. Don't allow her to pierce or tattoo her body until she's on her own.
25. Teach your daughter that her choices in life are limitless. She really can do anything - except maybe use the Men's Restroom.
I know there are more, so let's hear them!
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