My Daughter

Love, Support, Understanding, Leadership, Role Model

Your Daughter Might Be Thinking:

  • I am scared to make my own decisions.
  • I am not sure what the rules are about my behavior.
  • Why do I need to clean my room?
  • Will I have the same opportunities as boys or men?
  • When should I get married?
  • Why did you marry mommy or daddy?
  • At what age will I be able to start driving?
  • When can I start dating?
  • What qualities should I be looking for in a spouse?
  • What does it mean to fall in love with someone?
  • How much money do I need to live the way we live now?
  • Why do I need to go to college?
  • What will happen when I am on my own?
  • When should I start exercising regularly?

Words That Might Be Encouraging:

  • I am really glad we made the decision to have you.
  • Being your parent is really easy becuase you are a good person.
  • I am so happy to be a part of your life. You make it easy to be a good parent.
  • "Luck is the residue of hard work." — Branch Rickey
  •  "I carry your heart with me. I carry it in my heart. I am never without it." — e.e. cummings
  • I am always available to help you think through a problem or a situation.
  • When it comes to life's most important questions, I would like to be one of the resources you can always count on for good advice.
  •  “A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.”― Coco Channel
  • I am glad to say that you are exceeding my expections as a daughter. Keep your eyes on the prize.
  • Don't worry about the mean girls. They are being mean because they are really good at being mean... maybe not so great at being nice.
  • Never apologize for being sensitive or emotional. Let this be a sign that you’ve got a big heart and aren’t afraid to let others see it. Showing your emotions is a sign of strength.
  • The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within — strength, courage, dignity. — Ruby Dee
  • "Be a girl with a mind, a woman with attitude, and a lady with class." — Anonymous
  • Keep believing in yourself. You have to be your own best advocate.
  • Focus on becoming the best version of yourself.

Words That Might Be Discouraging:

  • I am proud of you. – Instead of saying these words and reflecting on your parental pride, let your kid own it.
  • Good job.– Instead of saying these generic words, be more specific. Focus on how her performance was achieved. Place credit where it belongs.
  • Wait until your father/mother gets home.
  • I will never forgive you.
  • You should set a good example for your sibling.
  • I'm ashamed of you.
  • Don't worry, Everything will be okay.
  • Here, I'll do it.
  • You should not be talking about sex.
  • You have to eat everything on your plate.
  • Because I said so.
  • If you don't clean your room, you'll lose privileges.
  • This is terrible... the worst possible outcome.
  • Come here. NOW!
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