I don’t have a daughter but will be gaining a daughter-in-law in a few months. Despite raising sons, I know raising daughters can be difficult especially in times like this. You don’t have to go far to see slim looking Barbie doll women in the media, magazines, tv and movies. Even when I was growing up it was so easy to see perfect sized women in the media. I never seemed to fit the mold, being overweight and not having a thread of confidence. Yet here I am…I managed to overcome all that pressure girls are thrust in and I can only hope that girls of today (including my sweet niece) make it unscathed.
With these thoughts, I hope moms and dads can raise their daughters to:
Be themselves and not waste energy comparing to others
Believe in themselves despite what others say or do
Look in the mirror with a strong love and acceptance
Love their body and accept it
We can only hope that our girls and young women are taught to thrive, being entirely who they are despite messages from society.
All My Best,
Heart and Soul 💗