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Having a daughter is a huge responsibility to me. In honor of International Women’s Day I want to share what raising a daughter in today’s society means to me and how I think differently because of it.
Raising A Daughter: International Women’s Day
Teaching her to love her body: This is something I feel like i have struggled with my entire life but I really want better for Charlotte. I want her from as early as possible to know her body is beautiful and a women’s body does amazing things. It can grow and nourish a human, it can run fast, it can play sports just like boys, it can be strong, and it can be beautiful. I want her to exercise for the joy and love of it like I do and not because she thinks she needs to do it to change her body.
Teaching her to say no: I want her to know that NO MEANS NO and that goes for boys, or when someone asks her to do something she doesn’t want to do, or that doesn’t fill her cup. Saying no is empowering and it’s OK to do.
Teaching her to be a strong women: I want her to stand up for herself and what she believes in even if it’s not the MOST popular thing to do. I want her to find passions and pursue them. I want her to love life!
Teaching her that it’s also ok to ask for help: But I want her to know she doesn’t ALWAYS have to be strong and it’s OK to ask for help when she needs it. From help with homework to help lifting something heavy or just help getting through the tough stuff in life.
I am very lucky that I get to spend every day with Charlotte and one thing I love doing with her is going for walks. I talk to her a lot about these things on our walks! My favorite adidas products for walks are the Swift Run shoes (I have about 5 pairs) and I love this sweet little hoodie set for Charlotte!
What do you think about raising a daughter in today’s world?