1: Teach your daughter ways to express her feelings – not eat them or purge them.
2: Teach your daughter to work with what she’s got and love what she’s got. Tall, short, fat, thin, your daughter is beautiful – inside and out. Make sure you tell her all the time and make sure she believes it.
3: Teach your daughter to like and respect herself and demand respect from those around her. At times she may be lonely but at least she won’t be anyones doormat.
4: Teach your daughter to value herself enough to defend herself – physically and verbally.
5: Teach your daughter to be strong and confident in her abilities and not be afraid of failure. Teach her that sometimes she will fail, but she can’t let that fear stop her from trying something.
6: Teach your daughter that she has the right to get angry and loud. Make sure she knows girls can and do get angry, they can have opinions and they can throw “lady like” behaviour out the window if necessary.
7: Teach your daughter to never text/email/snail mail naked photos of herself to anyone, EVER!
8: Teach your daughter to never steal her best friend’s boyfriend. That’s just a real skank move. “Boys come and go, but girlfriends are forever.”
9: Teach your daughter that having her underwear and half her ass hanging out the back of her jeans is not attracting anyone substantial and just makes her look cheap and slutty.
10: Teach your daughter that it’s better to be a smart girl, than a slutty girl. Smart girls get further in life, sluts are quickly forgotten.
11: Teach your daughter to walk away from the teen magazines. There is so much pressure put on young girls these days to look pretty or hot, it’s sickening.
12: Teach your daughter to be able to laugh at herself and have a sense of humour.
13: Teach your daughter that the “Queen Bees”,”Wanna Bees” and “mean girls” are a waste of time and she should just invest in one or two great friends.
14: Teach your daughter that tragedy will happen in life, learn from it. Don’t let it make you bitter. There are lessons to be learnt and most are from our mistakes and the tragedy that occurs.
15: Teach your daughter to know the difference between lust & love and not to jump in bed with the first man that flatters her & shows her some attention.