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." —
"I carry your heart with me. I carry it in my heart. I am never without it." —
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.”―
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. —
"Be a girl with a mind, a woman with attitude, and a lady with class." —
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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