I've decided raising kids is hard, and the world we live in is scarier then when I was growing up. I wonder if I'm doing a good enough job teaching my kids. I came across this article on pintrest titled 100 Things I want to Teach My Daughter, and loved it. So I'm using it as my inspiration in making my own list.
find the article here: http://lisajobaker.com/2012/07/raising-a-girl-100-things-i-want-to-teach-my-daughter
I loved some of the things she listed so I will be using some and throwing in some of my own.
100 Things I Want to Teach My Daughter
Beauty is a state of mind, not a state of body.
The benefit of the doubt is sometimes the best gift we can give our friends.
There will always be mean girls – that doesn’t mean we find a tower and Rapunzel ourselves away from the world.
Your daddy has loved you better and longer than any boy ever will.
Your brother will teach you how boys should treat you.
You’re always welcome in my wardrobe.
The world needs your point of view.
Say what you mean and mean what you say... Don't expect people to read your mind.
Your body is strong and capable of more than you can imagine right now.
Ice cream is a love language
Cook, decorate, clean, organize because you love to, not because someone tells you you’re meant to.
Music makes everything better.
When you feel sad- DANCE.
You’ll never be too old for me to rock you.
Nothing you tell me will ever make me want to stop hearing from you.
We need your story.
No prayer request is ever too small, too silly or too embarrassing to share.
Washing your face every night is the best kind of beauty routine.
Mr. Darcy and popcorn make for a perfect evening.
Brown eyes really do melt hearts.
Build your own testimony of the Gospel and remember to always keep working on it.
A good movie can change how you understand someone else.
Words can build bridges between people.
Home is not where we live but who we love.
Don't worry if sometimes your house is a little messy.
Inevitably I will splinter your heart, but we will tweeze it out together.
You taught me how to feel beautiful.
Staying up late to read a good book is never time wasted.
Good girls aren’t boring.
A great mascara is always worth it
The “mommy wars” are a myth; we’re all in this together.
The best way never to worry about anyone gossiping about you is never to gossip about anybody.
Saying sorry first is a sign of strength not a weakness.
I’m on your side; especially on the days when it doesn’t feel like it.
Your body is not just yours. It’s a gift for your husband. I promise it’s worth waiting to unwrap together.
Sex for the first time will require a beautiful sense of humor and a partner who’s in it for eternity.
The movies lie. Passion isn’t a contorted exercise on a marble staircase, it’s doing the dishes together and lying with your feet touching in bed at the end of a long day.
Marriage is an act of courage, commitment and sacrifice. It’s also the most fun you’ll ever have with your best friend.
Always fight fair. But don’t be afraid to fight.
Long hair requires a really good conditioner.
God says He has made all things beautiful – that includes you, my love – no matter how you feel about your body
Don't get tattoos.. I got one.. stupidest thing I ever did.
Respect yourself and others will respect you
ALWAYS listen to promptings from the Holy Ghost.
Take time for yourself.
A good cry is great therapy.
You mean World to me.
Bad hair days are inevitable.
A strong man is never threatened by a strong woman.
Go big even if it means failing big. Especially then.
Be the friend you wish you had.
You can’t control what others think about you. Let it go.
A first kiss should be toasted, treasured, savored.
I will be your best friend. But I will be your mother more.
Be happy with what you have while you purse what you want.
You will not fail as long as you try.
Stop for sunsets.
Prince Charming isn’t a fairytale, he’s a myth
God loves you for you. Not for your ability to bear children.
Husbands need a wife. Not another mom.
It’s true what they say about childbirth and then some.
Patience is never wasted.
Don’t just Instagram your life. Live it.
"Choose your friend will caution, Plan your future with purpose, and frame your life with faith" (Thomas S Monson.)
Don’t be afraid of a broken heart.
The only thing holding you back from making a difference in the world will be yourself.
Girlfriends are the best kind of free therapy there is.
The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less things upset you
Don’t be afraid to be foolish.
Real life is always better than online.
A good friend loves at all times. Period.
You need to be able to laugh at yourself.
Let your faith be stronger than your fear
I’m just as interested in your growth as I am your happiness.
I hurt when you hurt.
If it makes you feel uncomfortable, don’t do it, wear it or say it.
Self derogation is not a form of modesty, it will only serve to weaken your spirit.
Learn at least one other language.
Let your past make you better
Homesickness never gets easier.
Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured.
We need each other.
Bad haircuts grow out eventually.
You will love again.
The painful truth is always easier than a messy lie.
Heavenly Father loves you, this I know. In my heart, my bones, my soul.
There’s no such thing as perfect.
You can always come home.
Nothing will make me love you less.
Nothing will make me love you more.
The mirror is not the boss of you.
You’re the most brave when you’re the most scared and keep going anyway.
Womanhood is a gift.
I’m never tired of being your mother.
You will always be my baby girl.
This Article Dedicate to SARA
with love Rehan