It's a real eye opening experience! You have boys and realize there's not a lot that you can relate to as far as "Boy Stuff." And then comes the daughter. Now this is familiar GROUND! I'd like to offer a few tips to mothers about raising daughters and keeping a right mind. As I've said before, I am certainly no expert, but I can almost certainly guarantee that before they are grown and gone, most mothers will face these situations.
By Sharon Shearer
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Boys and girls BOTH need homemaking skills-men should be expected and able to do anything in the house that a woman can do. Teach your BOYS as well as girls, to cook, clean, do laundry, etc... Encourage both boys and girls to explore interests in all areas of sports, arts, etc. Don't force your interests of agendas on them. Your beautiful daughter may decide to be a rocket scientist or a plumber, and that OK. Teach and model self-respect. Teach them all respect, kindness, honesty, charity, etc.
Yes, girls have the monthly hormone swings to deal with, but boys have their issues, too. Its all about how to best support your kids and help them to grow up healthy-mentally, physically and morally.
Thanks for the great advice! I have three girls and the first is about to become a teenager. You are absolutely right - I do pamper them and don't make them do enought housework! I am going to start working on that right away!
(GUEST POST).......And that's the point I am making.My advice is intended to be lighthearted advice to parents raising children.I have absolutely NOTHING against girls. I've raised two boys and a girl.Did you read my tip about raising responsible BOYS?? I agree that men should do their share. My oldest son works,cooks,cleans,washes and keeps his two young children at night while his wife works.Not all men are couch potatoes.I am VERY proud of him.
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