― Elizabeth Prioleau, Seductress - Women Who Ravished the World and Their Lost Art of Love
There’s probably nothing as amazing as a strong woman; despite the male-dominated milieu of everything, a woman with a voice will find her way into the stratosphere of success, acknowledgement and self-worth.
Such a woman doesn't need to hide behind her husband's back or find consolation in others. She saves herself and solves her own problems. This woman is never a victim but always a survivor. She doesn’t point fingers, she deals with the problem and takes a stand. She faces the world with her head held high and she carries the universe in her heart. She is everything and beyond. She is worthy of admiration.
For every parent out there who is raising a baby daughter, we know how tough and challenging it can be – and for that reason precisely, we’ve put together a list of advice we find essentially helpful in bringing up a strong individual.
Teach your daughter to be:
Independent of you (her parents)
Independent of her partner
Teach her to love herself first and then her partner. Teach her to have her own self to fall back onto in case her life occurrences change. Your daughter needs to know she doesn’t need anyone but herself to survive. She doesn’t need to be rescued– she is her own savior.
Aware that she is worthy of love
Resilient before anything
Emotionally stable and socially confident
Be open with her on how mean, envious, spiteful and malicious people can be but teach her to never take it personally (even though things may seem very personal at the time). She must know that no one is as smart or as beautiful, as important and as strong as she is. Teach her to defend herself with her amazing, smart actions and her goodness. She must know that she is not just her looks, but an entire universe on the inside. Encourage her to make connection through interaction with her peers; sign her up for sports lessons, music lessons, take her to kids’ birthdays, etc. – let her explore the beauty of socializing.
Courageous to say “No”
Love your daughter above everything and teach her to be the best, strongest version of herself. Always.